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Osibanjo, Ogunbodede to headline 2018 NITMA award, fellows - ITREALMS

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.

Disclosing this to ITREALMS, the National President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof Adesola Aderounmu, whose organization hosts NITMA, said the duo were chosen 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.

“Our focus as a society is progress for the sector in particular and for the nation as a whole,” he asserted.

Pointing out that NCS, as the acknowledged professional authority facilitating the development of an inclusive, globally competitive, prosperous and knowledge-based Nigeria, is committed to recognizing and rewarding outstanding hard work and excellence in accelerating IT development.

Also, Aderounmu noted that professional fellowships will be conferred on members of NCS who are recognized as authorities in their field of computing and have distinguished themselves through significant contribution to the growth of Information Technology through their professional expertise and activities.

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