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Thursday, November 12, 2015

NCS set to host NITMA 2015

The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has concluded plans to host the 2015 National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA), ITRealms reports.

The President of the group, Prof. Ganiyu  Aderounmu, announced this, Thursday, at a press briefing in Alausa, Lagos, stating that about twenty personalities who have contributed enormously to the growth of Information and communications Technology (ICT) will be honoured at the event which will take place at the Muson Centre, Lagos on November 26, 2015.

According to the President, the recipients have undergone thorough screenings beginning from the award committee, the NCS National Executive Council (NEC) and the College of Fellows, adding that out of the 35 candidates shortlisted for the award the College of Fellows was able to clear 20 nominees. He added also that awardees are among those who have been financial members for 10 years and above and must have attended NCS conference consecutively for the past three years.

The voting into some of the award categories will commence on November 22 and will be coordinated by Accenture, one of the world's leading professional services companies, with capabilities in consulting, strategy, digital, technology and operations, ITRealms gathered.

 Aderounmu used the opportunity of the press briefing to unveil his agenda for the next two years as NCS president which he outlined to include Information Advocacy, NCS physical presence and building capacity of the members. All these will be geared towards propelling the NCS to the next level.

The Chairman informs the press that NCS has been given a mandate by the Federal Government to come u[p with credible solutions in using Technology  to tackle the hydra-headed monster, Boko Haram insurgency even as it was also tasked to proffer the panacea using ICT to drive the economy, capacity building mechanism  and to track corruption using ICT.

Cyriacus Nnaji/GEE 
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