World Wide Web Foundation names Nigeria’s former ICT Minister, Omobola Johnson to its board

by | Sep 3, 2018

After a 3-year tenure as an Honorary Chairperson of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) where she provided guidance and advocacy to help drive down internet costs, Dr. Omobola Johnson is joining the Web Wide Web Foundation as a board member.


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The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) — a global coalition, led by the Web Foundation, working to make broadband affordable for all.

While the World Wide Web Foundation was founded in 2009 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee to ‘advance the open web as a public good and a basic right.’

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A part of an official statement by the A4AI reads;

“As the second Honorary Chair of A4AI — a role she assumed on September 1, 2015 — Omobola has provided invaluable policy guidance and has led high-level advocacy efforts to drive down the cost of internet. In that time, both A4AI’s membership and its international profile have grown, and the Alliance has achieved important policy victories, including the adoption of the ‘1 for 2’ affordability target by Nigeria, Ghana, ECOWAS and the UN Broadband Commission.”

In her 4-year tenure as Nigeria’s ICT minister, Dr. Omobola Johnson made tremendous strides in the ICT and technology spaces that have revolutionized Nigeria to a large extent.


Suggested Read: Profiling Omobola Johnson’s 4 Years as Nigeria’s ICT Minister


On Saturday, she formally announced it via her own Twitter handle.

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“So honoured to be asked to join the Web FOUNDATION Board. Looking forward to contributing to making all of the web available to all of the people,” the tweet read.

Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor

tech. media. startups. africa. vc | Twitter: @victor_ekwealor


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