Anambra State Physical Planning Board has bagged an award at the 2021 Beacon of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) award as “E-government Solutions Implementation of the year”.
The award series is an annual event organized by Nigeria communications week media limited with the aim of recognizing outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations to ICT development in the country.
Speaking during a keynote address on “How 5G can help internet service delivery” presented by Muhammed Rudman, managing Director, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria at the ceremony, the Executive Chairman,
Anambra State Physical Planning Board, Barrister Chike Maduekwe noted that in recognition of the state government’s commitment in information technology development, and readiness to address obstacles to broadband deployment and expansion
Maduekwe who is also the Special Adviser to Governor Obiano on Digital Economy revealed that the board polled the highest number of votes in the category during the voting stage, a process opened to industry stakeholders and enthusiasts months before the awards and earned the best rates.
Receiving the award, Barrister Maduekwe lauded Governor Obiano’s vision and support to the Board noting that Anambra became the first state in Nigeria to completely waive right of way.