Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Lagos, Programos, others bag RIMAF awards

The Records and Information Management Awareness Foundation (RIMAF) has awarded a certificate of excellence to the Lagos State government for deploying technology and promotion of records and security management particularly with the introduction of Close Circuit Television project (CCTV) and street tags, reports CHARLES OKOH.

The event which took place in Lagos also saw other recipients including Channels Television (Online NewsPortal), Programos Software (e-Business Solutions), Bowe Bell Howell (Ngenuity), Fujifilm (Data Storage Media), Cohasset Associate (SreaMER),Galaxy Television (National Pulse), and Tokunbo Smith (Information Management Personality Award for the Year.

According to RIMAF president, Mr. Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole, the awards provided attendees with unique opportunities to compare the most comprehensive range of information management and security solutions from all the leading suppliers within and outside of the country.

The workshop which was declared opened by Dr. Jide Ayeni had a key note presentation on “Cyber Crime, an Impediment to National Development” by the President of the Nigeria Internet Group, Mr. Lanre Ajayi, followed by another presentation on “The Role of National Archives In Records Management In Nigeria” by the Director, National Archives of Nigeria Mr. Lafinhan Harry Adedoyin and Mr. Horn S. William, Senior Consultant at Cohasset Associates, USA also presented a paper on Assured Records Management among others.

Participants at the event included Officetron Company Limited, Busicon Nigeria Limited, CohassetAssociates USA, National Archives of Nigeria, Fujifilm/CaledonianTechnology, Docuscan Africa, Pacific Solution to name a few.

The awards which marked the climax of the workshop and exhibition, he said, recognised deserving individuals and corporate organizations for their contributions towards promoting records and security management.

The RIMA is organized by RIMA Foundation a non-profit organization that seeks to promote proper management and security of records and information in Nigeria and Africa.

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