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Winners emerge in 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation initiative

By Editor
09 November 2016   |   1:47 am
Etisilat has announced and rewarded winners of the 2016 edition of the Prize for Innovation initiative.
Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher (left); winner, 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation (Idea Category), Tobilola Ajibola; Chief Executive Officer, MainOne Cable, Funke Opeke; Judge, 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation, Ikechi Nwokah and Director, Digital Business, Etisalat Nigeria at the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation award ceremony in Lagos at the weekend.

Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher (left); winner, 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation (Idea Category), Tobilola Ajibola; Chief Executive Officer, MainOne Cable, Funke Opeke; Judge, 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation, Ikechi Nwokah and Director, Digital Business, Etisalat Nigeria at the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation award ceremony in Lagos at the weekend.

Etisilat has announced and rewarded winners of the 2016 edition of the Prize for Innovation initiative.

The winners are “OneMedical” for the Most Innovative Product/Service category and “Dresses by Aloli” for the Most Innovative Idea category.

Prizes to the winners were presented at an awards ceremony which held in Lagos at the weekend by the Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, and with support from the Director General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim, and the Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke.

While congratulating the winners, Willsher, said that Etisalat Prize for Innovation is a demonstration of the company’s belief that Nigeria’s developmental needs can be met through the creation of innovative products and ideas.

“With the Etisalat Prize for Innovation, we demonstrate our belief that innovation is timeless and can be found in the most unlikely places, and created by the most unlikely people. We believe that the change Nigeria needs to move forward can be created through innovative products, services and ideas,” he said.

Willsher also reiterated Etisalat’s commitment to support the growth of Tech Startups by creating an enabling environment for collaboration between the small businesses and investors.

The Most Innovative Product and Services category award was won by a team of inventors among whom are Ojeniyi James, Adegoke Olubusi and Oluwole Gbenga whose entry, “OneMedical”, beat those of other contestants to win the N5 million coveted Prize.

In the Most Innovative Idea category, Tobilola Ajibola took home the N2 million prize money for her idea, “Dresses by Aloli”, which was adjudged the most outstanding.

In his reaction after receiving the award for the Most Innovative Product and Service, Ojeniyi James, thanked Etisalat for the opportunity to be part of history.