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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Turbulence looms @DBI as board chair, Titi Omo-Ettu resigns - ITREALMS

The chairman of governing board of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Engineer Titi Omo-Ettu has resigned with foreseeable turbulence in the institute, ITREALMS can authoritatively report.

He was appointed in October 2018 as board chairman for DBI.

Confirming the latest development to ITREALMS, Omo-Ettu, a former president of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and founder, The Cyberschuul, disclosed he submitted a letter of resignation from DBI board on Monday, January 20, 2020.

“I resigned my appointment as Chairman of The Digital Bridge Institute yesterday,” he revealed, insisting that there is no crisis whatsoever but of personal evolution to once again join forces with stakeholders to save DBI for the industry.

“Not for reason of any crisis but for strategic reasons to ultimately protect the Institute,” he maintained.

Sources close to Omo-Ettu noted that in his characteristic, foresaw a turbulence in the Communication and Technology industry in the country with some interests likely using DBI as cannon fodder and the telecom engineer may not love to be found wanting.

Omo-Ettu, a managing consultant of Telecom Answers Associates and founder of The Cyberschuul, and publisher of CyberschuulNews.com, pointed out that he wanted to save the situation by opting out.

“In order to save it, I have opted to step out and fight its cause, for which I was invited there to do in the first place, from outside using my private resources. Irony, isn't it?” he asserted.

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Omo-Ettu, ITREALMS gathered, took a similar step some decades ago as a young professional when he quitted his job then at the Nigerian Telecommunications plc (NITEL), which invariably led to setting up of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and sundry Nigerian Communications Act.

ITREALMS recalls that in 1990, Omo-Ettu opted out of NITEL to become advocate for the industry and before long in 1992 NCC was established, therefore, he seemingly have a track record.

Engr. Omo-Ettu, ITREALMS gathered was born July 14, 1949 in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. He received his secondary education at Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State in (1963-1967) and proceeded to University of Lagos where he graduated with B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering (1968-1973) and participated in Telecom Executive Management, Institute of Canada in 1990.

His professional career has an active link with telecommunications engineering, management and development that dates back to 1974. Omo-Ettu belonged to the pioneering set that served the Nigerian Youth Service Corps in Bauchi (then North Eastern State).

He commenced an engineering training with Department of Posts and Telecommunications, P& T and by mid-1980s he rose on his career role, which saw him serve as District Engineer/Manager, Territorial Manager, Project Manager/Contracting Officer, Senior Manager, National Network Maintenance and Senior Manager Network Planning respectively.

He retired from public service under then NITEL and in his passion pursued inspiring career in private practice and particularly in the change of the telecommunications landscape in Nigeria and globally too.

Today, he is a Telecommunications Consultant, Trainer and Publisher with focus on developmental processes. He has been Consultant to NCC, from its inception in 1993 to date serving the Commission in the areas of industry studies and research, universal service plans, and internet applications. He offers similar services to other private sector clients.

He is a recipient of several honours and awards from professional, trade and regulatory bodies such as Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Council for Computer Professionals Regulation in Nigeria (CPN), The Nigerian Society of Engineers, (NSE) The Nigerian Institute of Management, (NIM), and Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, (ATCON). He served all these bodies at Council level.

A certified COREN engineer, Titi Omo-Ettu is fellows of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Telecom Executive Management Institute of Canada to name a few.

Remmy Nweke/DoP

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Anonymous said...

See gist. The Government is paying someone heavily for doing nothing & they choose to step aside, use their personal resources to help the Government at old age. Nigerians are clowns

Anonymous said...

My dear, I thought I was the only one that read "blaaa blaaa blaaa in the article"

Anonymous said...

Paid article by the very corrupt Omo Ettu. Engr Titi is such a greedy fellow and very self centered, all his decisions are geared towards his belly.
Your corrupt act and deals alongside your partner in crime Dr Ikechukwu Adinde of NCC will take DBI years to recover.

Anonymous said...

No Turbulence anywhere, he probably resigned to save his face or got info about his impending sack.
Why did he flee rather than ride out the storm.

Anonymous said...

Foolish thiief....your records of corruption alongside Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde of NCC at DBI is legendary....both of you schemed to loot DBI dey....you are nothing but a common thief....you knew you will be sacked as the chairman and rushed to resign ....you should have waited old crook

Anonymous said...

The man averred that"some interest using DBI as cannon folder".
You guys should check dictionary meaning before making comments

Anonymous said...

Worthy of note but deliberately omitted is that at the time of appointment as DBI Board Chairman, Baba Ettu had closed down his Cyberskuul which had failed woefully, retired and was living in Ijebu Ode. One would have thought that this political appointment was a chance to finally serve in a place he had sought to work for many years but alas. Out of ingratitude to God gor tye appointment, he, aided by the director heading the place Ikechukwu Adinde perpetrated nothing but evil and twisted lies. Now he is on his heels with damage control articles to 'salvage' his fallen image.
The guilty run when no one is chasing them.

Unknown said...

Faceless troll

Anonymous said...

"He retired from public service under then NITEL and in his passion pursued inspiring career in private practice"

Engr Titi is one of the people that killed Nitel and ran into private practice to be a constant with NCC, but when Engr Ndukwe left NCC they threw him out like a dirty rag.

And same Engr Ndukwe put him in the DBI board to help him feed after allall private hustle failed.

If engr Titi is good let him show Nigerians his achievements after leaving government office