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Leading media group, NITRA to host nTel boss, Akinlola on monthly CEOs Forum

All is set for the hosting of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of ntel, Ernest Akinlola Friday this week by the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA) under the supervision of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Under the chairmanship of Mr. Emma Okonji, NITRA idealized the innovative platform where leading chief executives within the nation’s ICT space come to explain issues as they concern the industry and point way forward on issues of industry national importance.

Last month, it was the turn of three major data centre operators including RackCentre, MDXi, and Medallion group.

The meeting billed for Friday March 9, 2018 edition with the ntel CEO, will involve well over 50 top journalists with keen interest in the Nigeria Telecoms sector.

Business Hilights recalls that nTel become the new owners of the Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) after the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), succeeded in perfecting the sale to NatCom Development & Investment Limited, trading as ntel, in 2015.

Currently, the telecoms giant is seen as Nigeria’s most revolutionary telecommunications company which provides 4G LTE Advanced network that delivers superfast call-connect times, crystal clear Voice over LTE and extraordinarily high Internet access speed, ntel at inception aimed to redefine the Nigerian telecommunications landscape and enrich the lives of Nigerians by delivering the most advanced communications technology across the largest possible network coverage in the most effective, valuable and satisfying manner.

Although ntel is currently live in three of Nigeria’s largest commercial cities: Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, there are already plans in motion to expand to more cities and meet its projected coverage of 85% of mobile broadband spending within 3 years and about 95% within 5 years.

Akinlola, whose appointment late September 2018, to succeed Kamar Abass, ntel’s pioneer chief executive officer, was seen in some quarters as a test of his managerial expertise to turn around ntel and reposition the company for competition.

Accordingly, the NITRA Breakfast meeting with the CEO, will offer Akinlola a rare opportunity to showcase some of ntel’s achievements, challenges and plans for the financial year.

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