Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) foremost ‘National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA)’ is here again; this time, to reward corporate organisations and individuals for keeping faith with professionalism and innovations.
With a track record of success since 2009, NITMA is credible, forward looking and important in promoting long term sustainability of the IT sector and developing Nigeria’s knowledge society.
It is a responsibility NCS does not take lightly to acknowledge, celebrate and reward corporate organizations and individuals who are outstanding in their various Information Technology (IT) practice and have also contributed immensely to the development of the profession in Nigeria.
NITMA is awarded only to companies and individuals with valid licenses to practice Information Technology (IT) in Nigeria i.e must be registered by:
- Nigeria Computer Society (NCS)
- Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN)
- Corporate Affairs Commission (for corporate organizations)
The 2017 edition is billed to hold as follow:
Venue: MUSON Centre, Onika, Lagos
Date: Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Time: 5.00pm prompt
- Conferment of fellowships
- IT Personality of the Year Award
- Industry Award
- Special Recognition Awards
- Scholarship Awards
According to Executive Secretary of NCS, Mr. Iyola Ayoola, the Body is out “To celebrate achievements and landmarks in our profession to inspire and propel growth in Information Technology”.
NCS, annually through NITMA, recognizes and rewards excellence and tremendous contributions in the development and deployment of Information Technology in the country and the Diaspora.
Category awards are based on IT specialization, NCS standards and global best practices. Professional fellowships are also be conferred on deserving members.
“By conferring awards of excellence NCS highlights the importance of promoting excellence and innovation through the recognition and celebration of deserving individuals and organizations that have contributed tremendously towards the development and deployment of Information Technology in Nigeria. Encouraging such performance, additionally serves to inspire and motivate other practitioners and organizations,” Ayoola said.
High profile NITMA awards are uncommon incentives and goals for members of Nigeria’s IT community to strive towards.
The special recognition of exceptional performance encourages others to strive for similar success.
The annual event attracts not just professionals, innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs, but also policy makers and decision makers in the private and public sectors.