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Ekeh @ GOCOP launch: Nigeria’s future wealth embedded online

Ekeh @ GOCOP launch: Nigeria’s future wealth embedded online
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Chief Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman of Nigeria’s technology conglomerate, Zinox Technologies says Nigeria’s future wealth lies in tapping the potentials of online business opened by the Internet to grow the economy.
According to Ekeh, Nigeria says that as the future wealth of developing country will be tapped online noting that it is full of enormous resources to drive sustainable growth and development.
According to him, the online platform if properly harnessed, will crate the next set of Nigeria’s billionaires, the kind the world has never known before.
Ekeh threw the challenge Thursday in Lagos at the formal launch of Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) , a non-governmental organisation founded to promote credibility and accuracy in online journalism.

[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Chief Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman of Zinox Technologies”]“”To identify opportunities that abound, you must look at your earlier script with less greed and it must be commercial opportunities that are in line with your prescribed road map and must add value. I wrote the script of my group clearly from day one and that’s why I stay focused on the ICT business. A lot of entrepreneurs get too excited too early. Ninety nine per cent of today’s successful entrepreneurs started with Tokunbo cars.”[/blockquote]

”ICT is the future wealth in this country I have been in this business for quite sometimes I launched Apple in the country about some years  ago and we computerised all the media and multi-media houses in the country, including the book publishing houses nationwide”, according to the Zinox boss.
”When we started, it was from an analogue century to digital century. The entrepreneurs of last century are different from the entrepreneurs of today because you have better education, global exposure, more informed clients. We even eat less and you have news online to read.”, he told attendees at the event.
”To identify opportunities that abound, you must look at your earlier script with less greed and it must be commercial opportunities that are in line with your prescribed road map and must add value. I wrote the script of my group clearly from day one and that’s why I stay focused on the ICT business. A lot of entrepreneurs get too excited too early. Ninety nine per cent of today’s successful entrepreneurs started with Tokunbo cars”, Ekeh adds.
”Entrepreneurs must be very clear on what they want and attach humility to it because smarter people learn from smart people. Rework it a little bit and become global whiz kids and that is what access to technology has brought to our doorstep and that is why I say there is no one created by God in the 21st century to be poor.”
Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity
Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity
The Zinox Chairman says that, ”money is available but what is critical in 21st century is knowledge of the business, humility and integrity.”
On the other hand, Ekeh wants the Federal Government to ensure that all the nook and crannies in the country are better served with broadband Internet services because, “that way, the problem of the country is half solved.”
He says that, ”it is then obvious what central role ICT can play in the process of democratic governance. This is because ICT is basically about the process of gathering, codification, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. These are the essential ingredients a government needs to enable it effectively attend to its citizens’ needs. It is as simple as that. So, if information be king, then ICT is that throne upon which it sits.”
Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in his submission  urged online publishers to ensure credibility in order to secure the future of online media in Nigeria.
He said the call for credibility in online media was to ensure that the sector was not flooded by biased publishers.
“We have the good, the bad and the ugly among online publishers. But when we have more of the good ones, the better for the country”, the President’s spokesman adds.
He therefore encouraged all members of GOCOP to be  accurate and professional in the discharge of their duty so as to meet the needs of the society.
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Kolade Akinola Technology Journalist at Technology Times Mobile: + 234 (0) 807 401 6027

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