|Dr. Jimson Olufuye|
Reacting exclusively to ITRealms Online soon after the announcement ITAN’s The new National Executive Council (NEC) of ITAN led by Mrs. Florence Seriki declared him sacked from WITSA board as its vice chairman and attendant allegations, Dr. Olufuye, said he is not in contention to hands-off WITSA as he has done Nigeria proud to have pioneered since 2008 on voluntary basis.
He cautioned the current leadership of ITAN led by Mrs. Florence Seriki, to concentrate on building upon the foundations already laid, rather than destroying what have been built.
He also described the steps taken so far by the present leadership of ITAN as unpatriotic and reactionary, which depicts lack of respect, decorum, civility and vision on the part of the current leadership.
On AfICTA, Dr. Olufuye refuted the claims that ITAN never agreed to be part of the alliance, saying “AfICTA was part of a grand plan to reposition Africa in the global ICT ecosystem just as my colleagues and I, had the privilege to so reposition ITAN itself like never before.”
He emphasised the resolve to relinquish the role at WITSA, saying “I'm not being paid to be Vice-Chair
of WITSA, it is a voluntary service for which I had the honour of doing Nigeria proud having pioneered Nigeria's membership in 2008. I'm very much disposed to relinguishing that role even though I'm hearing this from you. However, courtesy demands that she communicates with me on her decision which she did not.”
Olufuye further advised Mrs. Seriki’s leadership in ITAN to focus on how to make progress and take the association to the next level.
“I've served my term so I'm not in any competition. She would do the industry well if she concentrate on progress by building on what has been built rather than pulling what has been built down,” he counseled.
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