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The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has shortlisted the top 5 contestants in the 2018 Information Technology (IT) Personality of the Year category of the National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA), reports ITREALMS.

Revealing this to ITREALMS in Lagos, NCS President, Prof. Adesola Aderounmu, said that voting has commenced to pick the best among equals by members of NCS strictly.

He also noted that the IT Personality Year Award also known as the NCS President’s award will acknowledge and celebrate individuals that have excelled in our tech sector during the year.

“In 2018, nominees for this most prestigious award are: Mr. Charles Emembolu – CEO Crestsage Limited, Mr. Adebayo Atekoja – MD/CEO Power soft Integrated Solutions Limited, Adedoyin Odunfa – MD/CEO Digital Jewels Limited, Mr. Peter Arogundade – Managing Director Sidmach Technologies and Mr. Tunde Badejo – MD/CEO Soft Alliance and Resources Limited,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo and the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede are to headline honourary fellowships at the 2018 National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA), reports ITREALMS.

Confirming this to ITREALMS, the National President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof Adesola Aderounmu, whose organization hosts NITMA, said the duo will be honoured for their dedication and exemplary service to Information Technology (IT) growth and development in Nigeria.

“Honorary Fellowship will be conferred on the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osibanjo and the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede for their dedication and exemplary service to IT growth and development in Nigeria,” he said.

This, he said, is in line with the advocacy efforts of NCS to achieve sustainable development in Nigeria through Information Technology, NCS promotes excellence and significant impact.

“I urge you to join NCS to celebrate the champions who are using technology to change society for good,” the president said.

Yearly, he recalled that NCS recognizes, celebrates and rewards outstanding excellence and exceptional contributions in the Information Technology field through the unique national platform NITMA provides.

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