Integrated information and communications technology (ICT) giant, Zinox Technologies Ltd. was named Pioneer Tech Company of the Year 2021 by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), the umbrella organization for all IT professionals, interest groups and stakeholders in Nigeria. .
Zinox received the award at the National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) held at the Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
The well-organized event brought together the cream of the crop of Nigerian tech industry figures, including Lagos State Deputy Governor Dr Obafemi Hamzat, who represented Lagos State Governor at the event. . The Deputy Governor also received the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) scholarship.
Notably, the Tech Company of the Year award marks another addition to a long list of local and international honors and recognitions received by Zinox over its two decades of exceptional leadership and disruptive dominance in the ecosystem. ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Interestingly, the latest award comes right after the company’s 20th anniversary.
Zinox turned 20 on October 10, 2021.
Zinox Group President Leo Stan Ekeh was on hand to collect the prize, who was physically present at the event.
Speaking at the busy event, NCS President Prof Adesina Simon Sodiya hailed Zinox as a force to be reckoned with in the global ICT space, although he described the company as a leader in the Nigerian tech space and a suitable winner. of the Pioneer Tech Company of the Year for the NITMA Awards.
In addition, Don University, which is also the head of the Information Security and Intelligent Computing Group, Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, noted that the significant progress made by Zinox in the technological space since its inception has served to inspire many other entrepreneurs.
In his acceptance speech at the reception of the award, Ekeh, President of the Zinox Group, congratulated the event organizers on a well-orchestrated event.
Additionally, he expressed gratitude to NCS, which he described as his professional group and the NITMA Awards Planning Committee for nominating Zinox for the coveted Tech Company of the Year award. Further, Ekeh thanked NCS members for voting for the company and for considering it a worthy winner of the award.
” On behalf of the Zinox Group, I thank the members of NCS and the organizers of the NITMA Awards for this award. This recognition is another prestigious one that will serve to further energize the leadership of the company in its task of placing Nigeria on the global technology map, ” he stated.
The event also saw the awarding of professional and honorary scholarships to a few deserving laureates, as well as the launch of the NCS Innovation and Development Fund.