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ATCON elects Teniola president, gets new exco

The Managing Director of Internet Solutions Nigeria Limited, Mr. Olusola Teniola, has been elected new president of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), reports ITRealms.

Teniola is leading other executive members including Engr. Tony Nwosu as first Vice President; Mr. David O. Roberts – 2nd Vice-President; Mr. Mike Ofili – National Secretary; Mrs. Aderonke Adeyegbe – Treasurer; Mr. Ike Nnamani – Coordinator Telephone Operations and Mr. Hyacinth Anucha – Coordinator Value Added Services.

ITRealms reports that the elections of the new exco were unopposed. 

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Teniola expressed appreciation for the successful and peaceful process and commended members for their support.

The immediate-past president, Engr. Lanre Ajayi has since handed over to the newly elected exco while the election followed the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday, May 11th 2016 at Protea Hotel, Ikeja-Lagos.

ITRealms also reports that the inaugural meeting of the Telecoms industry Advisory Council was recently held and the council elected Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande as the Chairman and Dr. Emmanuel Ekwuem, MD/CEO Teledom Group as Vice Chairman.

The outgoing President, ITRealms gathered was received a “National Outstanding Leadership” and “Commander of Nigerian Students” awards from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

The former ATCON president, confirmed that membership of the association has grown to 115.

ITRealms further recalls that during the tenue of Ajayi, ATCON made some progress including hosting training on migration from IPV4 to IPV6, AFRINIC and was sponsored by the NCC, Internet Solutions, Medallion Communications to name a few.

Ajayi pointed out that the NEC of ATCON paid visits to some of its members, a total of about seven members which included Swift Network, Visafone, IHS, Airtel, Etisalat, Natcom among others.

However, the auditor’s report was read by Mr. Olusegun Abraham, from Abraham Shalom and Co, and was adopted.

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