The Federal Government has inaugurated the 2019-2021 Governing Council of Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria), [CPN], with a call to ensure that the country turned out new generations of youth that are well equipped with Information Technology knowledge and skills.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the call on Tuesday, 10th September, in Abuja where he said that the role of the Organization in the development of the country cannot be over-emphasized, especially in ensuring that it realizes the objective of accelerated Information and Technology penetration and growth in the country.
He said that the task of building the country, through Information Technology, was enormous and urged the Governing Council to ensure that competent hands are put in appropriate positions to face the challenges of regulating ‘the fastest developing profession in the world.
Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, revealed that the Federal Government was not leaving any stone unturned in its efforts of making the country a giant Information Technology (IT) compliant force.
He also called Council to evolve policies that will help government achieve this goal.
While pledging the support of the Federal Government, the Minister urged the professional body to partner to ensure that the country becomes a leader in IT compliance in the continent.
He also called on individuals and corporate organizations in the IT sector to register with the body in order to give their practice some legitimacy.
Speaking earlier, Professor Charles O. Uwadia, President/ Chairman-in Council pledged to ensure the IT sector is used maximally to boost the nation’s economy. He said that the body was aware of the enormous task before it but that it had competent members to surmount the challenges, while soliciting for the support of the Ministry to achieve its goals.