Wednesday, September 01, 2010

ATCON admits new members, relocates

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has announced the admission of four new members into its fold, just as it relocates its secretariat.

Disclosing these recently in Lagos, ATCON president, Mr. Titi Omo-Ettu said that the new four members that joined the association recently included MainOne Cable Company Ltd, Raeanna Nigeria Ltd, Flory Struct-Tech Ltd, Jibson Dynamics Ltd, and Phase 3 Telecom Ltd.

He also said that the association is planning to introduce quarterly Annual General Meeting (AGM).

This, he said, would aid in keeping members more abreast of its activities and development.

According to the Executive Secretary of ATCON, Mr. Ajibola Olude, “We should be preparing for a quarterly General meeting of the Association, so we can review things with our members and get them to be more active in the affairs of their association.”

He also quoted Omo-Ettu as saying that the secretariat has been relocated to Mojidi area of Ikeja and urged ATCON members to do business with the group.

“We request our members and friends to do business with us,” he said, highlighting that ATCON has improved its secretariat operations in the area of database of members, communication with chief executive officers of member companies as well as in media relations.

On the database of its members, Omo-Ettu said ATCON has upgraded this and white-listed those members’ database and are in a position to communicate with them on mail, telephone, SMS and post via courier deliveries, in whichever form it may find easiest and best for any circumstance.

“To date, we have 69 registered members,” he declared.

Equally, ATCON said it’s updating the database of CEO’s of member-companies with the hope to involve them to participate more in the affairs of their association by constituting relevant committees during the forthcoming general meeting.

In a related development, ATCON recently entered into an alliance with the Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN), to share information on Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) with a consummation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).ATCON president, Mr. Titi Omo-Ettu reiterated that the scope of the alliance is limited to each partner sending a copy of any input it made to any government on issues relating to ICT industry development.

He warned that a few people may read meanings into the alliance and are likely to go aware with the notion that a body of association has been formed, stressing that some other people would find reasons as to why one association will eventually swallow another.“This is not so … It is not so and it is not intended,” Omo-Ettu insisted.

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