Ex-ATCON President Appointed Digital Bridge Institute Board Chairman

Congrats says Prof Danbatta to Engr. Omo-Ettu

Former President of the Association of Telecommunications Company,Engr. Titi Omo-Ettu has been appointed by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta to chair the board of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI).

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Omo-Ettu, founder of Telecoms Answers Associate (TAA), who has wealth of experience in capacity building/human capital development, will be take responsibility of making DBI into an International Centre for Information Technology and Communications Studies using his skills as an expert in the ICT industry.

He is also bring to DBI his experience as a managing consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry, . strong consulting professional skilled in entrepreneurship, strategic planning, business development, strategy, and mobile devices.

Born July 14, 1949 in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. Omo-Ettu received his secondary education at Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State in (1963-1967) and thereafter he proceeded to University of Lagos where he graduated B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering (1968-1973) and participated in Telecom Executive Management, Institute of Canada in 1990.

His professional career has an active link with telecommunications engineering, management and development that dates back to 1974. He belonged to the pioneering set that served the Nigerian Youth Service Corps in Bauchi (then North Eastern State).

Thereafter he commenced an engineering training with Dept of Posts and Telecommunications, P& T. By the mid-1980s he risen on this career ladder which saw him serve as, District Engineer/Manager, Territorial Manager, Project Manager/Contracting Officer. Senior Manager,National Network Maintenance and Senior Manager Network Planning respectively.

At a little over 40, he retired from public service (under the auspices of NITEL) in his passion to pursue a parallel but more inspiring career in private practice and particularly to participate in the change of the telecommunications landscape not just in Nigeria but globally.

He has been Consultant to the Nigerian Communications Commission. NCC, from its inception in 1993 to date serving the Commission in the areas of industry studies and research, universal service plans, and internet applications.

He offers similar services to other private sector clients. He is presently Managing Consultant of Telecom Answers Associates, Founder of THE CYBERSCHUUL, and Publisher of CyberschuulNews.com

Omo-Ettu’s professional Qualifications are also a marriage of convenience between his first love – engineering, telecommunications and management all of which attest his reach and plurality of his skills and attainments which has seen several honours and awards conferred upon him:

He is a recipient of several honours and awards from professional, trade and regulatory bodies such as Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Council for Computer Professionals Regulation in Nigeria (CPN), The Nigerian Society of Engineers, (NSE) The Nigerian Institute of Management, (NIM), and Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, (ATCON). He served all these bodies at Council level.
The DBI which has been called upon serve was launched in the wake of the phenomenal worldwide growth of the Telecommunications (Telecoms) and Information Communications Technology (ICT) sectors, which was especially well noted in Nigeria.

Led by the successful auction of Digital Mobile Licensing by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) – the government regulator, and the subsequent roll out of mobile services, increased number of operators, and significant increased private capital investment, the sector as a whole has been challenged by a dearth of trained and suitably qualified human resources.

Acknowledging the need to continue to foster the rapid development and growth of the Nigerian Telecommunication marketplace, as well as the potentially significant vulnerability as lack of human resources could pose, the Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) established DBI in May 2004.

Isaiah Erhiawarien,Lagos

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