Abuja named street after Ekeh, Nigeria’s biggest tech enthusiast

Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has named a street after the founder and Chairman of one of the country’s biggest indigenous technology company, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh.

Christened Leo Stan Ekeh Way, the authority of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) said the street was named after Ekeh for his digital industry, creation of direct and indirect employment opportunities for millions of Nigerians, his investment in ICT and digital infrastructure and as a responsible corporate citizen.

A check shows that the street houses one of the biggest markets in Abuja, schools and other establishments, signifying entrepreneur, which Ekeh is largely known for.

“We have decided to name the street after Leo Stan Ekeh. We believe it is fitting justification for the landmark strides and enduring legacies of Ekeh, who has remained one of the foremost drivers of digital democracy in Nigeria and beyond,” AMAC disclosed in a statement.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, December 5, 2020, Ekeh was honoured and inducted into the inaugural Igbo Business Leaders Hall of Fame. The event, which was hosted by Champions Court, was held at the Nike Lake Resort, Abakpa-Nike, Enugu.

The auspicious event had former President Goodluck Jonathan as the Chairman.

Other awardees include notable entrepreneurs and industrialists of Igbo extraction such as Ibeto Motors boss, Dr. Cletus Ibeto; Prince Arthur Eze; Founder, Innoson Motors, Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma; Dr. Stella Chinyelu Okoli; Coscharis boss, Dr. Cosmas Maduka; Founder, Mass Peace Transit, Dr. Samuel Maduka Onyishi; Chief Allen Onyema of Air Peace and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.

In his citation at the event, Ekeh was described as being responsible for putting Nigeria firmly on the digital map of Africa and the world.

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