In FUT Owerri, I ran a personal campus newsmagazine – FUTO Bubbles. I served as the editor-in-chief and publisher, and enjoyed the privilege of interviewing my dean and HOD. I also ran for office and became a Director of Research. That one yielded a campus radio station that served the university and the whole of neighbouring communities. Our iconic Director of Socials Osita Njokubi put on a show, managing the station: lovebirds’ ”happy birthday” filled the air, students running shifts, up to date campus news, etc; it was a moment.
Then,one afternoon, I got a summon. It was the Vice Chancellor: Ekekwe, General Sani Abacha had requested that the radio station be taken down. His fear? We could take over the government from Owerri! Of course, we remain grateful that Abacha gave us an option; many were not as lucky.
Ladies and gentlemen, building things is a way of life. We can build up Nigeria. Portfolio company Beeptool under the leadership of John Enoh has completed the test of Integrated Satellite & TV Whitespace Wi-Fi Hotspot. Yes, we can deliver broadband services by taking advantage of “space” between TV signals. Simply, provided there is a TV signal in that place, you get the internet. It was a lot of engineering leadership.
Good People, your village can have good internet. Your city can have a better internet. What can we do together – schools, governments, churches, offices, mosques, homes, hubs, etc? This is email to contact.---