By: Yinka Okeowo
Members of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) are surely having headache over who to vote among the five qualified-candidates nominated for this year’s Information Technology (IT) Personality of the Year Award.
Also known as the NCS President’s award, the IT Personality of the Year Award category will acknowledge and celebrate individuals that have excelled in the Nigerian tech sector during the year, said the President, Prof. Adesola Aderounmu, while briefing the press on the activities for this year’s Nigeria Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA).
In 2018, nominees for this most prestigious award are:
- Mr. Adebayo Atekoja – MD/CEO Power soft Integrated Solutions Limited;
- Adedoyin Odunfa – MD/CEO Digital Jewels Limited;
- Charles Emembolu – CEO Crestsage Limited;
- Peter Arogundade – Managing Director Sidmach Technologies and
- Tunde Badejo – MD/CEO Soft Alliance and Resources Limited
“Other individuals and organizations will be recognized and honoured with Special Recognition Awards for their undeniable and huge contributions in the IT and related areas.
“The Interest Groups of NCS will also present their awards within their areas. Long service awards will be given to NCS Secretariat staff who have meet the requirements and demonstrated diligence and commitment in carrying out their functions.
“IT is critical to enabling economic recovery and growth as well as achieving sustainable development. All who desire progress should work with NCS to recognize, honour and reward those that are doing great work.
“The society not just NCS should reward them for their impact, service and untiring efforts.
“We must encourage those in our environment who are using their knowledge, creativity and resourcefulness to develop local tech solutions that are so essential to the drive for socio economic, growth, recovery and development. NCS calls on you to celebrate them because this is about progress and the future of our nation.
“The NITMA event is a strong and purposeful indication of our commitment to celebrating talent and highlighting the innovation, excellence, vision, and dedication of individuals and organizations within the IT industry and community”, Prof. Aderounmu said.
He further said that NCS appreciates all its members and strategic partners who have been supporting the realization of the NCS mission and vision this past 40 years.