Wednesday, July 14, 2010

3 firms collaborate on top 50 ICT brands @ 50

Three Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entities are collaborating on a documentary of top 50 brands in commemoration of the nation’s 50 years of independence.

The trio includes Technology Africa, e-Business Life Magazine and Tech Trends.

A press statement endorsed by the chief executive officers of these firms, namely Don Pedro Aganbi, Mrs. Ufuoma Emuophedaro and Mr. Kenneth Omeruo, and made available to ITRealms Online, said that as part of events to mark Nigeria’s 50th Independence Day celebrations, they came together to unveil a documentary on the transformation of Nigeria’s ICT industry since independence till date.

Scheduled to hold on September 23 and 24, 2010, they said, the event would feature a lecture series and the unveiling of a documentary on 50 years of ICT sector in the country.

The documentary described as the first of its kind, they said, would bring to mind how the telecom, software and hardware industries have fared in the last 50 years.

According to Aganbi, the Nigerian ICT industry has evolved from a very humble beginning at independence and has grown to a point where it has given Nigeria a pride of place among the comity of nations.

“It is in this regard that we think the activities of the drivers of the sector be documented and broadcasted to the whole world,” Aganbi said.

The documentary, he explained, would also be in print in the October edition of e-Business Life Magazine, will be a reference point for those who would want to know the true story of pioneers and revolutionaries in the hardware, software and telecom industry

Aganbi also said that the lecture part of the event would dwell on the ICT industry since independence and a dinner with top 50 ICT brands.

Tagged “Nigeria’s Top 50 Brands @50,” he said, they are collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Information and Communications.

Equally speaking, the publisher, e-Business Life, Mrs. Ufuoma Emuophedaro noted that the ICT sector has been a major ace in the development of the Nigerian economy therefore making it very important that the drivers of the sector be celebrated.

She further noted that the pace of transformation in the industry coupled with the significance of a golden jubilee makes this an appropriate time to document the unique happenings and those who propelled the industry since independence.

“We need to celebrate our own and project a positive image of the Nigerian ICT sector to the rest of the world in order to sustain the growth beyond 2010,” she asserted.

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