Congratulations Ms Omobola Johnson – Nigeria’s First Minister of Information and Communication Technology

Congratulations Ms Omobola Johnson – Nigeria’s First Minister of Information and  Communication Technology

The former Chairwoman of outsourcing giant, Accenture, gets the node as the minister of the newly created ministry, Information and Communication Technology.


For all the likes and talks of the professors and activists in the ISPON, NCS, etc, this could be coming as a surprise. We think the Accenture lady is a nice one. Nigeria needs a strategic vision and her skill, experience and networks could be important gain here. Lady, Go on and be a tiger! (ok, Tiger has been fired by Accenture).


But this is good. And who is she? From her Linkedin page, she studied electrical engineering and later became the boss of Accenture Nigeria. Good enough, she took early retirement to pursue teaching and of course sideways politics. And it just worked well. A better profile is here.



Mrs. Omobola Olubusola Johnson was until recently the Country Managing Director of Accenture in Nigeria and the first woman to hold that position. Omobola holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester and a Masters degree in Digital Electronics from King’s College, London. She joined Accenture, then Andersen Consulting in 1985. At Andersen, she garnered experience in the areas of enterprise transformation- having worked with Board and Management of several major banks and CBN of Nigeria to successfully transform these organisations in a more competitive and dynamic environment. Some of the initiatives in these transformation projects range from strategy development to process re-engineering, HR transformation, technology developments and change and programme management.


In the multiple of years she spent at Accenture, she progressed through various roles and was a Director and the Head of the Financial Services operating group in Nigeria before her appointment as the Managing Director December 2005 where she was responsible for implementation of Accenture’s strategies in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa. Omobola likes travelling and plays golf. She is a member of many prestigious clubs in Nigeria and Non-Governmental Organisations- she is the founding Chairperson and member of Board of Trustees of Women in Management and Business, among others.


Omotobola Johnson, Congratulations. Now, let us go and do it and make Nigeria a an ICT titan.


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5 thoughts on “Congratulations Ms Omobola Johnson – Nigeria’s First Minister of Information and Communication Technology

  1. Olu Oshunrinde MSc LLB · Edit

    Congratulations Mrs Omobola Johnson – May the Lord almighty continue to bless you and direct you. With your new appointment ICT in Nigeria will be improved dramatically.

  2. Once more I congratulations Mrs Omobola Olubusola Johnson – May the Lord almighty continue to strengthen you as you direct ICT affairs in Nigeria.
    Please note that at the moment Nigeria as a country does not have accurate real time method of knowing when something happens good or bad. That is why there is so much inefficiency, insecurity and corruption in Nigeria.
    Current system of relying on People’s conscience to make things work will not happen; never anywhere in the world. This is why ICT was developed to do things for us automatically and we have waited for too long to take the advantage in ICT industry to get things right in this country.
    I therefore challenge the ICT Minister Mrs Omobola Olubusola Johnson as a seasoned ICT expert to come up with a robust online system that will track activities in Nigeria system especially in the Oil and Banking Industry. A current System that does not work is the CBN directive to all Banks to report transactions above N1,000,000= Naira, which largely depends on the people in the Bank to make it work. It is difficult to know if they comply and nothing happen when they fail to comply.
    Way forward is to deploy a fool proof online system to
    1. Report all transactions in the Banks to CBN
    2. Alert EFCC, The area Police, The Local Government, The State Government and The Presidency all transactions above N1,000,000= Naira.
    3. Make bio-data verification (Finger print) compulsory for all transactions.
    4. EFCC will review all alerts log daily and take necessary actions.
    5. All reviews and actions taken will give automatic feed back to The area Police, The Local Government, The State Government and The Presidency.
    Please don’t say this is not possible. Engage the ICT experts globally and let us move very fast. There is serious need for our Government to be smarter than the People and not the other way round as it is now.

    Long Live Mrs Omobola Olubusola Johnson, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Long Live Nigeria.

  3. Congratulations!
    1,How can we establish our own Silicon Valley in Nigeria?
    2 Move faster on the Internet penetration to Lg areas.Where is the Broadband initiative?
    3,standardise ICT Training in Nigeria


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