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Date set for annual IT awards

21 November 2013, 13:00

Abuja - The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) will hold the prestigious national Information Technology Merit Awards on December 13.

The awards, which are regarded as one of the most important and recognised accolades in the sector, are scheduled for Lagos.

Professor David Adewumi, NCS President, said that the awards encouraged performance and served to inspire and motivate practitioners and organisations in the industry.

“The high profile NITMA awards are uncommon incentives and goals for members of Nigeria’s IT community. We must continue to celebrate achievements and landmarks in our profession to inspire and propel growth in information technology. The special recognition of exceptional performance encourages others to strive for similar success,” he said.

He said the awards panel was committed to recognising and celebrating those who had persevered and were breaking hindrances and impacting on society despite all challenges.

“The obstacles in the sector are diverse and challenging. The ongoing power infrastructure and security challenges, weak knowledge culture, inadequate local capacities and low broadband penetration are some of the issues that highlight the critical need for advocacy. In pushing forward for change, NCS is committed to recognising and celebrating those who have persevered and are breaking barriers and changing society despite all the odds,” he said.

Adewumi noted that by conferring awards of excellence, NCS highlighted the importance of promoting excellence and innovation through the recognition and celebration of deserving individuals and organisations that have contributed tremendously towards the development and deployment of ICT locally.

The annual event attracts professionals, innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs, but also policy makers and decision makers in the private and public sectors.

– CAJ News


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