Why NCS urges Nigeria to deploy ICT to address Security Challenges

Adesola Aderounmu

The NCS has insisted that full deployment of Information and Communications Technology, ICT, solutions would go a long way in addressing security issues in the country. The Nigeria Computer Society, NCS, also said that adopting the right policies will help address the country’s insecurity challenges.

Adesola Aderounmu, president, NCS, said the society had over the years released several ideas and policies to government that would help reshape the Nigerian economy. But he expressed his dissatisfaction over the unwillingness of government to implement some of the ideas.

Blaming this on lack of political will on the part of government to do the needful, Aderounmu told also  announce to journalists in Lagos, the preparation for the commemoration of NCS 40th anniversary. “Over the past 40 years, NCS has been the primary agent behind the amazing and rapid increase in Information Technology, IT, deployment in Nigeria.

“With regard to achieving sustainable development through IT, NCS has been the advocacy champion behind local content development, Cashless and Fintech, IT in government, IT for National Security, use of IT for productivity in all spheres of life, IT Education and so many others that are changing Nigerian society dramatically,” he said.

Part of the 40th anniversary celebration would be the special recognition awards for past Presidents of NCS and Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN; past Provosts of NCS; past Registrars and Executive Secretaries of CPN and NCS respectively; the first registered member of NCS with registration number (MRN 00001) and the fortieth registered member of NCS with registration number MRN 00040, as well as corporate organisations that have been supportive of the activities of NCS during the years in different categories.

Femi Williams, chairman, publicity committee at NCS, said the special recognition would be held during the NCS 2018 National Information Technology Merit Awards, NITMA, which comes up November 16.

– Nov. 9, 2018 @ 16:59 GMT |

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