After a marathon technology presentation by KOC Sistem, we went to a sea-side Restaurant for late lunch. KOC Sistem is a leading & pioneering Corporation for Information & Communications Technology systems & solutions in Turkey. KOC Sistem is willing & ready to partner with Nigeria in its quest for technological development.
ISBAK's Vision is to transfer its experience in Intelligent Transportation Systems into Smart City solutions and to continue its works as the Architect of Smart Cities in Turkey and in the World. This ought to attract the attention of the government of Lagos state of Nigeria. ISBAK’s free Mobile WiFi equipment ought to be an attractive candidate as the Federal Government of Nigeria desires to provide job opportunities for its teaming youths.
Inside TKM's Traffic Control Center where there is live monitoring of traffic situation throughout Istanbul. An estimated 3 million vehicles ply Istanbul roads every day. TKM, a government-owned organization, is willing & ready to partner with the government of Lagos state, Nigeria to establish & manage similar state-of-the-art Traffic Management & Control Center.
Tegsoft, an IT company, develops professional software application solutions. It has developed its own open-source framework called TOBE, which is supported in 25 languages. The gentleman in the middle is the Founder/CEO.
Samm Technology is an Engineering & Technology Company that manufactures Telecommunication, Heating, Corrosion (detection & prevention), Micro-computer hardware, etc. Its less than $40 computer card should be an attractive candidate for provision of entrepreneurial opportunities for jobless youths & for computer-based learning in all schools in Nigeria. The gentleman to my right is the CEO of the company. He is willing & ready to partner with Nigerian Government to advance its technological development.
I held a brief meeting with Mr. Femi Adesina, Senior Special Adviser, Media & Publicity to the President at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, May 26, 2016. I presented to him short and long-term technology proposals to advance the CHANGE agenda of the Federal Government.
I could not have chosen a better place to round-up my May-June 2016 business trip to Nigeria than to visit one of my IT homes and to my colleagues at NNPC Information Technology Department where I was warmly received by Inuwa Danladi, the Group General Manager.
Mr. Dean Taylor, Owner of Computer Guyz, the foremost Computer Repair Company in Antioch, California and I are here dissecting a “baby” Computer: Raspberry Pi 3, which I brought from Istanbul - Turkey to USA. The “baby” is what we are holding in our hands and its case is on my left hand. This is a sure candidate for the implementation of eLearning in all schools in Nigeria.
I’m working at home with the Raspberry Pi 3 baby computer that I nicknamed “MOYO” (I rejoice) in memory of late Auntie Moyo, the youngest of my late grandmother’s children. “Moyo” is a Single Board Computer; 1.33GHz; 2GB RAM; 85x56x17mm; Bluetooth and runs on Linux.
I was at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California - USA on 2-Aug-2016. LLNL is the workplace of approximately 6,500 personnel, two-third of which are PhDs in a variety of Science & Technology disciplines. Here is LLNL’s Sequoia, a 20 petaflop/s (quadrillion operations per second) IBM Blue gene Q system, which is #4 of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. I understand that the latest and greatest supercomputer will be unveiled sometime next year.
I visited the Headquarters of Federal Road Safety Corps and with my colleagues at the IT Center where I was warmly received by Chief Route Commander Wasiu A. Adenekan (on my left in picture), the Assistant Chief Technology Officer. The level of technology deployment surpassed my expectation. The setup and degree of professionalism edged out what I’ve seen in some similar government establishments. It typifies the kind of leadership at the highest level.
I held further consultations with a member of NNPC Leadership Team on 12-Oct-16 on a critical technology proposal. Pictured left is Dr. Victor B. Adeniran, Group Executive Director, NNPC Ventures, on whose shoulders rest all matters relating to oil & gas-bearing pipelines.
My business partners and I had a technology presentation on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, NNPC Towers, Abuja, Nigeria. Thereafter, we had a private but memorable meeting with Alhaji Isa Daura, an Elder Statesman and close relative of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari. Here are three pictures from the private meeting.
I arrived Nigeria on 6-Aug-2016 and began what I now consider as my FINAL effort to help in the technological transformation of Nigeria. I started from ground-zero, and I'm almost at the "Pinnacle of Power" -- The Presidency. I had another chance to meet with Alhaji Isa Daura, an Elder Statesman and close relative of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari. Here are two pictures from the private meeting. The 3rd picture is an extraction of me from the 1st picture.
I met today (29-Nov-2016) with Nigeria's Minister of Communication Technology, Barrister Adebayo Shittu. Our engagement centered on the technological development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. More consultations to follow.
Today - 29-Nov-2016, I visited the office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Engineer Babachir David Lawal and I held discussion with Right Honorable Gideon N. Sammani, the Senior Special Adviser - Political Matters. Our engagement centered on the technological development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. More consultations to follow.
I had a personal and business get-together with Prince Tokunbo Sijuwade on 19-Jan-2017 at Maitama District - Abuja, Nigeria. He is the foremost Prince of Ile-Ife, the "source" of the Yoruba race; a businessman extraordinary and of high prestige and personality. I'm also from Ile-Ife.
My foreign partners and I made a presentation titled "Gradual Automation of Federal Government Business Processes" to several senior government officials at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) in Abuja, Nigeria on March 7, 2017. The presentation was well received and we were informed that appropriate recommendations will be made to the SGF for further action.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) invited five companies, including VVT, to a meeting at its Victoria Island - Lagos headquarters on 19-May-2017. Although DPR presented its ongoing National Production Monitoring System (NPMS), its ultimate goal was to implement an IT solution to "Track Crude Oil Molecules from Well Heads to Final Destination." The proposed project was at the instance of the Minister-of-State for Petroleum Resources on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria. Each of the five companies was given a chance to showcase its proposed solution and VVT's presentation was considered the best. Later in June 2017, VVT formally made a preliminary proposal of the project to DPR for its consideration.
My foreign partners and I made a presentation of a "Vehicle Fleet Management System for FCT" to the Transportation Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on 9 August 2017 at FCTA office complex - Area 11, Abuja - Nigeria.The Vehicle Fleet Management System that we proposed was patterned after the solution by ISBAK, a technology company in Istanbul, Turkey. The presentation was well received and a recommendation was made to the Minister of FCT for consideration.
VVT and Huawei Technologies Limited executed a 5-Year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the DPR project on 18 September 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) granted VVT a "Permit" as a registered contractor on 30 November 2017