We are delighted to announce that Dr. Ernest Ndukwe has agreed to serve as the National Coordinator of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) Nigeria Coalition. Dr. Ndukwe formerly served as the CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission and chaired the Presidential Committee that produced the National Broadband Plan for Nigeria, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will enable him to increase A4AI’s positive impact in Nigeria and further expand access to affordable Internet throughout the country.
As Nigeria’s A4AI National Coordinator, Dr. Ndukwe will work with and lead advocacy efforts on behalf of the A4AI Nigeria Coalition, championing the policy and regulatory reforms needed to reduce the cost of a broadband connection and increase access to affordable Internet at the highest levels of government.
Dr. Ndukwe, who previously served as Managing Director/CEO of General Telecom Plc and represented Nigeria as a Vice Chairman of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom Development Advisory Group (TDAG), formally began work as A4AI’s Nigerian National Coordinator on June 1, 2015. Remarking on his new role, Dr. Ndukwe said:
“A4AI has been working to increase access to affordable Internet in Nigeria only since October 2013, yet in that short time, has managed to make significant contributions toward making Internet for all Nigerians a reality. I am excited to join the Alliance as National Coordinator for A4AI’s Nigeria Coalition, and to further the great efforts that have been made to develop and put into place the policies and regulations needed to reduce the price of a basic broadband connection. Working with the Federal Government of Nigeria and other stakeholders, I am confident we can make great strides toward ensuring that more Nigerians than ever before can afford to come online and take advantage of the amazing opportunities that Internet access provides.”
We echo Dr. Ndukwe’s enthusiasm, and are confident that his extensive experience and strong leadership will increase A4AI’s impact in Nigeria. We look forward to working with him and the rest of the A4AI Nigeria Coalition to further access to affordable Internet for all Nigerians.
To learn more about Dr. Ndukwe’s prior experience in the ICT sector, read his short biography. To learn more about A4AI’s work in Nigeria, including the areas where Dr. Ndukwe will be focusing his advocacy efforts, please see the A4AI Nigeria Coalition page.
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