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First NET GM, Victor Adetunji Haffner is dead


 
Mr Victor Adetunji Haffner, the first Chief Executive Officer( CEO), Nigerian External Telecommunications Ltd (NET) is died, ITRealms reports.

Born on 1st September, 1919 in Lagos State, Haffner was the man who conceived the NECOM House, a tower block of 32 levels which stands as tallest building in Lagos, even till date.

Engr. Haffner, ITRealms reports contributed immensely to the development of engineering and represented Nigeria in many International conferences on Telecommunication.

Worthy of note, ITRealms gathered was that in 1974, he was appointed President of the Administrative Council of International Telecommunications Union, the specialized agency of United Nations responsible for World Wide Telecommunications Systems.

And between 1969 and 1972, ITRealms also reports, Pa Haffner represented Nigeria at the Intersat Conference in Washington DC, which established the definitive arrangements for the Global Satellite Telecommunication Systems.

He retired in 1975 to set up his consultancy firm, Telecoms Systems West Africa Limited.
Pa Haffner was equally the first registered Engineer in the books of Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) as well as Past President of the Council of Registered Engineering Regulation of Nigeria (COREN) and Fellow, the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

 Cyriacus Nnaji/ GEE

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