Meet our vNIGF 2021 Panelists

WE PROUDLY PRESENT OUR BRILLIANT NIGF 2021 PANELISTS

Opening Ceremony Guest Speakers :

Moderator: Bar. Emmanuel Edet
Assistant Director & Head of Legal Services and Board Matters Unit ,NITDA

Bar. Emmanuel Edet is currently an Assistant Director and the Head of Legal Services and Board Matters Unit at the National Information Technology Development Agency. Mr. Edet holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Computer and Telecommunications Law. He started his career as a legal practitioner in Lagos and joined NITDA is 2003 where he has served in various Committees within and outside the Agency.

His expertise includes information technology contracting, outsourcing, electronic commerce, intellectual property, Internet governance and cybersecurity among others. He has served as a tutor for Internet Governance Capacity Building Program and a fellow at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

Moderator: Bar. Emmanuel Edet
Assistant Director & Head of Legal Services and Board Matters Unit ,NITDA
Mr. Muhammed Rudman
President - Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

President - Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

Mr. Muhammed Rudman
President - Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)
Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami
Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy

Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami
Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy
Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta
Executive Vice Chairman/CEO: Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC)

Executive Vice Chairman/CEO: Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC)

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta
Executive Vice Chairman/CEO: Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC)
Mrs. Mary Uduma
Chair- West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF)

Chair- West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF)/ Managing Director of Jaeno Digital Solutions.

Mrs. Mary Uduma
Chair- West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF)
Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE
Director-General/CEO - National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

Director-General/CEO - National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE
Director-General/CEO - National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen
Chairperson - United Nations Internet Governance Forum, Multistakeholder Advisory Group

Anriette is currently the Chair of the global IGF's MAG. Until 2017 she was the executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications and still works with APC as convenor of the African School on Internet Governance. Anriette was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013.

Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen
Chairperson - United Nations Internet Governance Forum, Multistakeholder Advisory Group

High-Level Panel Session - Theme: "Internet that Works for All" :

Moderator: Bernard Ewah
Deputy Director- eGovernment Development & Regulation, NITDA

Deputy Director- eGovernment Development & Regulation, NITDA

Moderator: Bernard Ewah
Deputy Director- eGovernment Development & Regulation, NITDA
Bar. Ijeoma Uju
Partner, Corporate and Commercial practice group, Templars Law Firm.

Bar. Ijeoma Uju
Partner, Corporate and Commercial practice group, Templars Law Firm.
Ms. Nnenna Nwakanma
Chief Web Advocate- World Wide Web Foundation

Nnenna from the internet`` is a known and respected global voice for on digital and technology issues. She leads the Web Foundation engagement with the United Nations Roadmap for Digital Cooperation. She is 1 of World's most influential 100 in Digital Government, and 1 of Africans 50 Digital personnalities.

Ms. Nnenna Nwakanma
Chief Web Advocate- World Wide Web Foundation
Mr. Adil Suleiman
Senior Policy Officer - Telecom and ICT, African Union Commission

Mr. Adil Suleiman
Senior Policy Officer - Telecom and ICT, African Union Commission
Dr. Oseni Yakubu
Senator & Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybersecurity.

Senator of the 9th Assembly & Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybersecurity. National Assembly, Abuja.
Senator Yakubu Oseni, is the Senator Representing Kogi Central Senatorial District, Kogi State, Nigeria.

Dr. Oseni Yakubu
Senator & Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybersecurity.
Mr. Pierre Dandjinou
The Vice President- Stakeholder Engagement for the Africa Region, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Mr. Pierre Dandjinou
The Vice President- Stakeholder Engagement for the Africa Region, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Dr. Nasir Daniya
Director General- ICT Directorate, Sokoto State

Nasir is Fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society. A graduate of University of Wales, University of Oxford, University of East London and the London Metropolitan University where he did his Doctorate. He is an advocate of Open Government and Paperless Society. His Research interest is on Cybercrimes and Radicalisation.

Dr. Nasir Daniya
Director General- ICT Directorate, Sokoto State

Panel Session 1: Topic- "Internet that Works for all with focus on Accessibility" :

Moderator: Mrs. Bukola Oronti
The Treasurer- Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC NG)

Bukola is a Network Administrator with over a decade of experience on campus networks. She also volunteers as an online tutor for online courses on network operations. She is currently one of the executive council members for the Internet Society Nigeria Chapter.

Moderator: Mrs. Bukola Oronti
The Treasurer- Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC NG)
Mr. Fargani Tambeayuk
Head of Connectivity Policy, Africa

Fargani works for Facebook as the Head of Connectivity Policy for Africa, where he works with his colleagues to improve broadband connectivity in Africa. Over the years, Fargani’s work has focused on increasing broadband access and adoption for developing nations. Fargani is passionate about leveraging connectivity to spur development

Mr. Fargani Tambeayuk
Head of Connectivity Policy, Africa
Mrs. Bunmi Durowoju
Snr. Business Development Manager- Emerging Markets AI and Intelligent Cloud Airband Initiative, Microsoft

Mrs. Bunmi Durowoju
Snr. Business Development Manager- Emerging Markets AI and Intelligent Cloud Airband Initiative, Microsoft
Mrs. Onica Makwakwa
Head of Africa- World Wide Web Foundation

Mrs. Onica Makwakwa
Head of Africa- World Wide Web Foundation
Mr. Clement Omeri
Assistant General Manager, Information Technology Services, NIGCOMSAT Ltd

Mr. Clement Omeri
Assistant General Manager, Information Technology Services, NIGCOMSAT Ltd
Dr. Adewale Adedokun
Country Coordinator, Nigerian Network Operators Group (NGNOG).

Dr. Adewale Adedokun
Country Coordinator, Nigerian Network Operators Group (NGNOG).

Panel Session 2: Topic- "Internet that Works for all with focus on Infrastructure" :

Moderator: Mr. Remmy Nweke
Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa.

Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa.

Moderator: Mr. Remmy Nweke
Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa.
Mr. Olusola Teniola
National Coordinator (Nigeria)- Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)

Mr Teniola is the immediate past President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), the National Coordinator for the Alliance for Affordable Internet (www.a4ai.org) and a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) both in Nigeria and London.

Mr. Olusola Teniola
National Coordinator (Nigeria)- Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)
Mr. Emeka Okoye
Chief Semantic Architect / Senior Knowledge Engineer- Cymantiks Nigeria Limited

Mr. Emeka Okoye
Chief Semantic Architect / Senior Knowledge Engineer- Cymantiks Nigeria Limited
Mrs. Oyeronke Oyetunde
General Manager- Regulatory Affairs for the MTN Group

Mrs. Oyeronke Oyetunde
General Manager- Regulatory Affairs for the MTN Group
Mr. Wole Abu
CEO- Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Wole Abu is the CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies, with senior executive experience in the telecom sector, with in-depth knowledge of the MNO and Towerco industries. An award winning professional and thought leader in the telecommunication industry. He is a firm advocate of Nigeria’s participation in the 4IR.

Mr. Wole Abu
CEO- Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Panel Session 3: Topic- "Internet that Works for all with focus on Policy & Regulation" :

Moderator: Engr. Kunle Olorundare
Vice President, Internet Society Nigeria Chapter

Engr. Kunle Olorundare is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA. He is the current Vice President of Internet Society Nigeria Chapter. Kunle is experienced in ICT Industry. A seasoned researcher who has presented papers in international conferences and published technical papers in several journals.

Moderator: Engr. Kunle Olorundare
Vice President, Internet Society Nigeria Chapter
Mr. 'Gbenga Sesan
Executive Director- Paradigm Initiative

‘Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, a pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion and digital rights through its offices in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Mr. 'Gbenga Sesan
Executive Director- Paradigm Initiative
Mrs. Mojirayo Ogunlana-Nkanga
Managing Partner- M.O.N. Legal

Mojirayo Ogunlana-Nkanga is a Legal Practitioner and the Principal Counsel for M.O.N. Legal, a law firm base in Abuja, Nigeria. She specializes in Human Rights and Press Freedom (Digital and offline Media Rights) as well as Gender rights.

Mrs. Mojirayo Ogunlana-Nkanga
Managing Partner- M.O.N. Legal
Dr. Femi Adeluyi
Technical Adviser to the Minister- Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy (FMCDE)

Dr. Femi Adeluyi is the Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy. He has played a leading role in the development and implementation of over a dozen policies to support the growth of Nigeria's Digital Economy, including the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (2020-2030) and the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (2020-2025).

Dr. Femi Adeluyi
Technical Adviser to the Minister- Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy (FMCDE)
Mrs. Adaora Ikenze
Head of Public Policy- Anglophone West Africa, Facebook.

Mrs. Adaora Ikenze
Head of Public Policy- Anglophone West Africa, Facebook.
Mr. John Anyanwu
Partner and Head, Cyber Unit - Risk Consulting, KPMG Advisory Services, Nigeria

John is a partner and head of the Cyber and Privacy at KPMG in Nigeria, with responsibility for leading cyber security and privacy engagements. His industry focus includes Energy, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Consumer/Industrial & public sector. Speaker and panelist at several cyber security events in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.

Mr. John Anyanwu
Partner and Head, Cyber Unit - Risk Consulting, KPMG Advisory Services, Nigeria

Panel Session 4: Topic- "Internet that Works for all with focus on Capacity Building & Development" :

Moderator: Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred-Agbata (CFA)
ICT Consultant- Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

Moderator: Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred-Agbata (CFA)
ICT Consultant- Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)
Mr. Joseph Agunbiade
Director - BudgIT Foundation

Joseph Agunbiade is the Founder of Univelcity, a tech school that teaches software development, Data science, AI, Product design and connects them to jobs. He is the co-founder and director of BudgIT, a civic organisation that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement with institutional improvement, to facilitate societal change.

Mr. Joseph Agunbiade
Director - BudgIT Foundation
Mr. Obaniyi Oluwatoba
CEO - Whogohost Limited

Toba Obaniyi is the CEO of Whogohost Limited and the Vice President on the Executive Board of NiRA. Toba is a self-taught web developer and server manager. He believes in teamwork and has experience in building strong and sustainable teams.

Mr. Obaniyi Oluwatoba
CEO - Whogohost Limited
Dr. Amina Sambo-Magaji
Assistant Director, Digital Economy Dept.- National Information Technology Development Agency (NiTDA).

Dr. Amina Sambo-Magaji
Assistant Director, Digital Economy Dept.- National Information Technology Development Agency (NiTDA).
Mrs. Oreoluwa Lesi
Executive Director, Women's Technology Empowerment Centre - W.TEC

Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), a nonprofit committed to building a more inclusive technology ecosystem, with the next generation of women technology creators, entrepreneurs and leaders.

Mrs. Oreoluwa Lesi
Executive Director, Women's Technology Empowerment Centre - W.TEC