For his outstanding achievement, leadership and contribution to the growth and advancement of information technology in Nigeria, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has been recognized and honored as the “African Information Technology Icon of the Year 2022 » by the African Achievers Awards summit held in London, UK.
This year’s Summit, now in its 12th year, is themed “Sustainable Development in Africa: Through Innovation, Conservation and Green Energy”.
Accepting the award, the DG expressed with great pleasure how honored he felt to be at such recognition, “I am deeply honored to know that my modest leadership style and accomplishments are worthy of such a significant award.”
“My nomination has filled me with a strong sense of pride, and I would like to thank you and the entire African Achievers Awards committee for this singular honour. I fully understand the responsibilities of this award and look forward to maintaining the level of your honour,” he added.
The African Achievers Awards, which have been ranked by FORBES magazine as one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies on the African continent, have over the years consistently honored great African directors, African leaders, young filmmakers and community builders to captains of industry across the continent.
Some of the past winners are Late Arch. Bishop Desmond Tutu; Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (former President of the African Union); HE Jakaya Kikwete (former President of the Republic of Tanzania); Dr Josephine Ojiambo (Deputy Secretary General of Common Wealth); Divine Ndikhuluka (former President of the Zimbabwe Chambers of Commerce); Late Professor Attah Mills (former President of Ghana); Paricia Lamor (co-founder of Black History Month); chef John Momoh (president and founder of Channels Television); Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Kofi Annan Foundation; The African Development Bank (ADB) among many others.
The awards ceremony has quickly established itself as one of the largest gatherings of influential and global African directors on the continent.