The Federal Government has inaugurated the 2019-2021 Governing Council of Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria), CPN, with a call to ensure that the country turned out new generations of youth that are well equipped with Information Technology knowledge and skills.
At the event in Abuja, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said that the role of the Organization in the development of the country could not be overemphasized, especially in ensuring that it realizes the objective of accelerated Information and Technology penetration in the country.
He explained that the task of building the country, through Information Technology, was enormous and urged the Governing Council to ensure that competent hands were put in appropriate positions to face the challenges of regulating ‘the fastest developing profession in the world.
Mallam Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, noted that the Federal Government was not leaving any stone unturned in its efforts of making the country a giant Information Technology compliant force.
He also called on the Organization to evolve policies that would help government achieve the goals.
While pledging the support of the Federal Government, the Minister urged the professional body to partner to ensure that the country becomes a leader in IT compliance in the continent.
He also called on individuals and corporate organizations in the IT sector to register with the body in order to give their practice some legitimacy.
Speaking earlier, the President and Chairman-in Council of the Computer Professional Council of Nigeria Professor Charles Uwadia, pledged to ensure the IT sector is used maximally to boost the nation’s economy.
He said that the body was aware of the enormous task before it but that it had competent members to surmount the challenges, while soliciting for the support of the Ministry to achieve its goals.
In his remarks, Professor Adesina Sodiya, President, Nigeria Computer Society assured the Minister of the competence of members of the Governing Council to surmount the challenges of the IT sector.