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BoICT ‘17 Lecture/Awards Series Gathers Momentum, Voting Continues


Voting has continued for this year’s Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards, as nominees and individuals are wooing friends and associates to cast vote for them.

Nigeria CommunicationsWeek investigation shows that most of the nominees have placed special request/calls on their respective websites canvassing for votes, while others adopted WhatsApp Groups, Facebook walls, and bulk SMS drum up support for votes too.

The board and management of Communication Week Media Limited, a certified global ICT company with over 2 million online subscribers and publishers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, opened its portal to the general public to vote for nominees of this year’s in late January 2017.

The Beacon of Information and Communication Technology awards series, is widely regarded as the most prestigious annual event available in the ICT industry in Nigeria,

The awards ceremony reward best practices and recognize outstanding contributions to the growth of the sector, according to Mr. ken Nwogbo, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in-Chief, CommunicationsWeek Media Limited, and the organisers of the lecture.

Business leaders and readers can cast their votes via http://www.nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/beacon-of-ict-distinguished-….

Mr. Nwogbo announced theme for this year’s lecture as: “Empowering Youth Through Digital Citizenship”

“The awards are free and awardees are chosen by readers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek through a transparent voting process,” Mr. Nwogbo said.

Now in its eight year, the award is the highlight of the daylong event which starts with the distinguished lecture series.

The lecture and award are slated for Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.

The Beacon of ICT Distinguished Lecture is designed to explore efforts to put Nigeria on the global Information and Communications Technologies map.

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The lecture series is reserved for distinguished achievers. Past Keynote lecturers include: Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, then EVC, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC); Engr. Yomi Bolarinwa, former Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC); Dr. Jean Luc Fort, CEO at OR System France and a specialist in Counterparty Risk; and Professor Chris Nwagboso, Chairman, Knowledge Factory International, United Kingdom.

Others are: Uche Orji, managing director/chief executive officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA); Biodu Omoniyi, Managing Director/CEO, VDT Communications; and Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre Limited.

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