Meet our vNIGF 2021 Panelists

WE PROUDLY PRESENT OUR BRILLIANT NIGF 2021 PANELISTS

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami
Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy

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

Dr. 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. Muhammed Rudman
President - Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

President - Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

Mr. Muhammed Rudman
President - Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)
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)
Dr. Haru Alhassan
Chairperson, NIGF-MAG

Chairperson, Nigeria Internet Governace Forum-Multistakeholder Advisory Group

Dr. Haru Alhassan
Chairperson, NIGF-MAG
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. 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
Ms. Aminu Zainab
Gender Technical Assistant - CITAD

Gender Technical Assistant - Centre for Information Technology and Development

Ms. Aminu Zainab
Gender Technical Assistant - CITAD
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.

Engr. Kunle Olorundare
Vice President, Internet Society Nigeria Chapter
Bernard Ewah
Deputy Director- eGovernment Development & Regulation, NITDA

Deputy Director- eGovernment Development & Regulation, NITDA

Bernard Ewah
Deputy Director- eGovernment Development & Regulation, NITDA
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
Mrs. Akerele-Ogunsiji Toyosi
Founder - Rise Networks

Founder - Rise Networks

Mrs. Akerele-Ogunsiji Toyosi
Founder - Rise Networks
Ms. Agwuegbo Chioma
Executive Director - TechHer

Executive Director - TechHer

Ms. Agwuegbo Chioma
Executive Director - TechHer
Dr. Salihu Amina
Senior Prog Officer - MacArthur Foundation Africa

Senior Prog Officer - MacArthur Foundation Africa

Dr. Salihu Amina
Senior Prog Officer - MacArthur Foundation Africa
Dr. Yunusa Z. Ya’u
Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

Y. Z. Ya’u, is the Director of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD). He lectured at Bayero University, Kano from 1984 until 2000 when he resigned to co-found CITAD, one of the few ICT-focus NGOs in the country. The centre works on youth entrepreneurship, peace building, popularization of ICT, policy advocacy and business development support services. In 2007, he directed the Annual Child Institute of the Council for the Development of Social Science in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar Senegal on Youth and ICTs. He was also the Vice President of the Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria (ITAN) and registered member of the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN).

Dr. Yunusa Z. Ya’u
Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)
Mrs. Muaz Sanah Abdullahi
Lecturer -Bayero University Kano

Lecturer from BUK. Software Engineering Department,Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology.

Mrs. Muaz Sanah Abdullahi
Lecturer -Bayero University Kano
Mr. Remmy Nweke
Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa.

Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa.

Mr. Remmy Nweke
Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa.
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. 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
Ms. El-Usman Khadijah
Program Officer (Anglophone West Africa) - Paradigm Initiative

Program Officer (Anglophone West Africa) - Paradigm Initiative

Ms. El-Usman Khadijah
Program Officer (Anglophone West Africa) - Paradigm Initiative
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. Ibrahim Hamza
Researcher- Centre for Democracy and Development

Fact checker, Researcher and communications specialist - Centre for Democracy and Development

Mr. Ibrahim Hamza
Researcher- Centre for Democracy and Development
Prof. Sadiya Mohammed
Professor - Bauchi State University

Professor of English Language, edited CITAD's 'Profile of some young Female Entrepreneurs from Northern Nigeria.

Prof. Sadiya Mohammed
Professor - Bauchi State University
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
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