Mr Ojo being inducted into DigitalSENSE Hall of Fame by Remmy Nweke, Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa and Group Executive Editor, ITREALMS Media group at NDSF@15 held at Welcome Center Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos

By Ngozi Onyeakusi—The Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, Mr. Edetaen Ojo alongside the chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria and CNSSL group, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo; Managing Director, Digital Realty Nigeria, Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, Executive Vice Chairman, Teledom International, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem; Managing Director, Condata Systems Limited, Dr. Chris Nwannenna and chairperson, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mrs Ibukun Odusote, have been inducted into the DigitalSENSE Africa Hall of Fame.

(Middle) CEO Digital Realty Nigeria Engr Ikechukwu Nnamani savouring his induction into DigitalSENSE Hall of Fame and recognition as DigitalSENSE Africa Connectivity Enabler of the decade as well as Digital Realty emerging Data Centre of the decade. He is flanked from left, President/Founder DNS WomenNG, Mrs Nkem Nweke and the Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa and Group Executive Editor ITREALMS Media group Sir Remmy Nweke, recently.

Affirming this at the weekend, the Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa and Group Executive Editor, ITREALMS Media group, Sir Remmy Nweke said that the induction exercise was held at the prestigious Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos, as part of the 2024 Nigeria DigitalSENSE forum on Internet Governance for Development, presided over by the award-winning Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, Mr. Edetaen Ojo with the theme: “IG4D: Innovative Digital Economy & Safer Civic Space in Nigeria.”

Nweke also said that the inaugural induction into DigitalSENSE Africa Hall of Fame was a special occasion set aside for eminent individuals for the worthy contributions they have entrenched in the Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) ecosystem over the years by the leadership of DigitalSENSE Africa and management of ITREALMS Media.

He urged them to continue shining the light as role models in the Internet eco-system as everything nowadays has been linked to the online space and more efforts are required to ensure that Internet space is safe for everyone.

Nweke noted that during the induction, the Legal Adviser to DNS WomenNG, Barr. Amaka Onumonu stood in for Engr. Nnamani, whereas Dr. Ekuwem was represented by the Chief Technical Officer, Teledom Group, Engr. Joseph Enyia, and President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mr. Sola Akinsanya represented Mrs Odusote, the BoT chair.

The NDSF@15 equally witnessed the presentation of DigitalSENSE Africa Hall of Fame medals to all the inductees and awards.

Other individual awardees included the Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), Mr. Gbenga Sesan, Managing Director, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Mr. Muhammed Rudman and Managing Director, WizzyHub Computers, Mr. Francis Uzor, while the corporate category comparised Digital Realty Nigeria, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Welcome Centre Hotels and Upland College Lagos.

Nweke further recalled that in 2009, the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum (NDSF) series on Internet Governance for Development made a debut at the Golden Gate Restaurant Ikoyi-Lagos and ever since, has remained firm in rallying stakeholders to take discourse on Internet access, openness, affordability, connectivity and ICT infrastructure.

NDSF series on IG4D, powered by ITREALMS Media group is hosted by DigitalSENSE Africa, an At-Large Structure (ALS) certified by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in collaboration with relevant stakeholders including Internet Society (ISOC), Nigeria chapter, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Digital Realty Nigeria, NNPC Limited, NLNG, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) among others.