In the quest of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) leadership’s agenda to grow the membership base, the society is set to induct over 500 newly registered members at the 26th national conference that will hold from July 19th to 21st, 2016 at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja.
Professor Sola Aderounmu, NCS’ president confirmed the record increase in membership to Daily Times in Lagos, adding that such drive was in line with the present National Executive Council (NEC) determination to assiduously work towards increased membership, increased membership due collection and open channels for willful donations and employment creation for the teaming Nigerian youths.
He said that within the last 12 month about twelve corporate entities have registered as new members of the Society.
Prof. Aderounmu said that NCS intensified advocacy campaigns are already yielding results with the government ready to work with them to block non-professional from executing projects across the nation.
He pointed out that top on his agenda is to lead NCS to the path of more advocacy; research and development in IT and establishing physical presence for the Society.
He noted that NCS is not relenting in pursuit of various programmes to engender IT penetration in rural areas and the use of indigenous software.
NCS, according to him will continue to make case for the establishment of Software Development Commission (SDC) as part of efforts to position the country as the IT hub in Africa and aid e-Governance approach through IT support systems.
The NCS President added that capacity building among members is a sine qua non in achieving the set goals; therefore, NCS will introduce computer based testing tools to assist organisations, the Government and even the general public.
Commenting on the NCS 26th National Conference, the NCS President said that he was confident that the present economic downturn in the country will not impact the conference adding that critical stakeholders are already itching for the sessions.
The NCS Conference is primed the largest annual gathering of Nigeria’s leading IT professionals and stakeholders comprising employers, investors, businesses, agencies, vendors, organizations, innovators, researchers, educators, thought leaders and consumers cutting across all sectors – all under one roof, at the same time.
The focus of the NCS 26th National Conference is to examine pertinent considerations through a multistakeholder forum in achieving IT enabled Security to advance and achieve sustainable development.
In a related development, Professor Sola Aderounmu, President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has received the 2016 “Special Recognition Award: For Promoting Advancement of Information Technology Professionalism in Africa”.
The award was presented to him at the Africa Information Technology and Telecom Awards which held in Ghana recently.
Professor Aderounmu received his award from Ghana’s Chief Regulator and Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Mr. William Tevie.