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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CPN disowns jailed banker over N9.2 m fraud


… Omenogor not an IT professional

The Computer Professional (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN) has disowned Mr. Romeo Omenogor over N9.2 million fraud at the United Bank of Africa (UBA), saying he is not a registered Information Technology (IT) professional.

The Registrar cum Chief Executive Officer of CPN, Mr. Shehu Sekiru, made this clarification in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online, saying that abinitio, the 10-year fraudster, Mr. Omenogor is not a registered IT professional in the country, therefore should not be referred to as an IT specialist in the first instance. 

“Therefore, he was not supposed to be employed by the bank abinitio,” he argued.
Reacting to a publication that implicated Mr. Omenogor, he said that CPN has used different medium to enlighten employers of labour and members of the public on the risk involved in employing unregistered IT practitioners to handle IT jobs in their organizations.
This, according to him, is because their investment in Information could only be protected by employing skillful, competent and knowledgeable people who are known and certified as professionals by their professional bodies.
To this effect, he said that CPN has specifically written the management of UBA in an effort to encourage the organization to ensure appropriate registration of their IT staff.
He recalled that Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria was established through Act No 49 of 1993, stressing that the Act was passed into law on June 10 and gazetted on August 9 of the same year.
“It is a corporate entity that is charged with the regulation, control and supervision of the computing profession and practice in Nigeria in line with Section 1 (2) of the Act,” he said, asserting that CPN is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Education.

Remmy Nweke

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