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Leo-Stan to chair book on ‘Our Nigerian Story’

The group chairman of Zinox Technologies, Dr. Leo-Stan Ekeh has been confirmed as the chairman of a book launch on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), entitled 'Our Nigerian Story,' reports ITRealms.

The author, Olabisi Olaleye, confirmed to ITRealms that the book launch scheduled for Thursday, May 5 at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, under the chairmanship of Chief Leo Stan Ekeh, Chief Executive Officer, Zinox Technologies Limited, would also play host to Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, acting Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji, among others.

The Ake, Ogun State-born author, also quoted Zinox boss as saying that this is a worthy project from an authority figure in the industry.

“The author is well known to me and has been documenting the growth of our company and the industry. Zinox will definitely do everything in my power to support a worthy cause,” he said.

A press statement made available to ITRealms, the Special Adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, said, the author has distinguished herself in the industry with more than a decade of experience witnessing milestones and key policy formulations from the front row.

“The book is coming at a time when the Buhari administration is repositioning the ICT sector to become the biggest contributors to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the economy. It is a book that should be in the archive of every Nigerian. It is written in a way to attract a non-reading society while not losing the technical details.

‘Our Nigerian Story' by Olaleye, he further said, highlighted the demographic dividend or the large population in Nigeria, though still growing, but has been a critical factor that attracted telecom investment into the country with the sector presently boosting of over $32 billion from about $500 million in 2001.

“Olaleye, has painstakingly put the story in a book format for the business decision purposes,” Adesina said.

ITRealms recalls that the author, Olabisi Olaleye, a 1998 graduate of Mass Communication from Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, has undergone several local and international trainings to enhance her career.

Currently working with The Sun Publishing Limited Nigeria, publishers of The Sun Newspaper, boost of and with over 12 years,  experience in journalism; she has several awards in her kitty including ‘Rotary International Humanitarian Report Award’ (2012) as well as a three -time winner of ‘Best ICT Reporter of the Year’ awards and married with children.

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