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Business briefing                                                  

december 6, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Grand Hyatt San Francisco at 345 Stockton Street

san francisco, ca 94108


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is hosting a business briefing for U.S. businesses to learn about upcoming project opportunities in Nigeria’s growing telecom sector. The business briefing is part of USTDA's Nigeria Fiber and Broadband Technologies Reverse Trade Mission, which will connect high-level public and private representatives of Nigeria’s fiber optic and broadband ICT sector with innovative U.S. technologies, equipment, and services as well as policies, regulations and financing mechanisms.

Topics for Discussion:

  • An overview of Nigeria’s cable infrastructure
  • Stakeholder engagement and investment
  • New project opportunities        

Join the Business Roundtable to:

  • Form new business partnerships
  • Learn about upcoming project opportunities
  • Understand the goals of Nigeria’s ICT sector
  • Meet one - on - one with key decision makers

Mr. Olufemi Adeboye Odubiyi
Honorable Commissioner for Lagos Science and Technology
Lagos State Government
Alusa Secretariat
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Mobile: +2348022225466

Mr. Oluwatoyin Yusuf Aremu Asaju
Deputy Director
Nigerian Communications Commission
Aguiyi Ironsi
Maltam, Abuja, FCT Nigeria
Mobile: +234 7063588810

Ms. Funke Opeke
Chief Executive Officer
FABAC Centre 3b Ligali Ayorinde Street, 
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: +2348090404010/Mobile: +23413422010

Mr. Yusuf Kazaure
Managing Director/CEO
Galaxy Backbone
61, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent
Wuse 2, Abuja, FCT Nigeria
Phone: +234 94612481-5/Mobile: +234 8033116414

Mr. Andile Ngcaba
30 Jellicoe Ave. 
Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: +27100038410/Cell: +27847154273

Mr. Ibrahim Dikko
Managing Director/CEO
Backbone Connectivity (BCN)
Phone: +2348034022809/Cell: +238092222809

Ms. Amal Hassan
The Outsource Group
16 Biodun Olorunfemi St.
Wuyedistrict, Abuja, Nigeria
Mobile: +234 8033504482

Mr. Tunde Coker
Managing Director
Rack Center
Jagal Close
Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Mobile: +2347086450644

Mr. Tunji Alabi
Executive Director
Raeanna Nigeria Limited
5 Niyi Okunnubi St.
Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria
Mobile: +234-8022225600

Mr. Lawal Ibrahim Ozomata
Senior Manager/Head New Business Development
New Nigeria Development Company Ltd.
No. 18/19 Ahmadu Bello Way
Kaduna, Abuja, Nigeria
Mobile: +2348186138930

Mr. Kazeem Oladepo
Regional Business Executive, West Africa/General Counsel
FABAC Centre 3b Ligali Ayorinde Street
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: +23408090409862

Mr. Abodunrin Adewoye
Member Broadband Implementation Management Committee
Nigerian Communications Commission
Aguiyi Ironsi
Maltam, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
Phone: +234-9-461-7000

Mr. Joshua Egba
Business Development Specialist (West Africa)
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
2 Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Email: |
Phone: +234-1-460-3400 ext 3735/Mobile: +234-703-1725407


(Subject to Change) 

8:00 AM               Registration Opens

8:30 AM               Coffee and Networking

9:00 AM               Business Briefing Introduction and Welcome Remarks

9:15 AM               Presentations by Delegations

10:45 AM             Break

11:00 AM             One-on-One Meetings

12:30 PM             Conclusion

Seats fill up quickly and registration is required for the half-day Business Briefing which includes networking breaks and briefing materials. To register, please click the "Register" button below and submit the required information to confirm your participation in the event.

As a rapidly growing sector in Nigeria, telecommunications represents 11% of the country’s GDP, with $68 billion invested over the past 10 years. Nigeria has an estimated 150 million active mobile subscribers, representing the vast majority of its population, however, only 30% of mobile devices are smartphones, with broadband penetration estimated between 4-6%. The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has established a National Broadband Plan to increase broadband connectivity to 30% by 2018.

To boost data penetration and increase access, the FGN through the Nigerian Communications Commission has commenced the licensing of infrastructure companies to deploy metropolitan terrestrial fiber optic cables across the entire country, particularly to lower income households. These companies will deploy metropolitan fiber infrastructure within assigned territories on an open access, non-discriminatory, price regulated basis. This visit will provide U.S. industry with the opportunity to participate in the development of fiber and ICT infrastructure projects in Nigeria.

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Project Manager:
Nancy Fisher
Trade Center Management Associates