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NCS Lagos Chapter inaugurates new officials; pledges to work with Sanwo-Olu’s govt

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The newly inaugurated Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of the Nigeria Computer Society, NCS, Mr. Gani Adegboyega, has said the Chapter is ready to support the Lagos State Government led by Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, to achieve the six-pillars agenda.
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All elected and appointed executives of NCS, Lagos State Chapter

Adegboyega, made the pledge at a news briefing in Lagos to highlight the activities of the group for 2020.

He said that the six pillars of the administration which includes Traffic management, Health, Education and Security were achievable.

According to him, the NCS will focus more on how to help the administration fight security challenges using technology.

“We arrived at focusing more on security as one of the six pillars of development.

“Each of the pillars has an element of Information and Technology (IT), and we want to use IT to drive the mission of the government.

“So we have set up a committee and to draft an IT policy for the Lagos state Government and also use the opportunity to domesticate Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) into Lagos State Technology Developmental Agency (LASTDA).

“We want to domesticate NITDA and hold IT competitions among secondary schools as part of our activities for 2020, ” he said.

He said that the chapter had been advocating the creation of IT departments in all local governments and LCDAs in the state.

According to him, this year, 2020, activities of the chapter will to be held in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology.

“Courtesy visits to government agencies and IT companies in Lagos State will begin in February,” he said.

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The Executive Secretary of NCS, Iyiola Ayoola (3rd left) and some fellows of the Society

Adegboyega said that there would not be conflict of interest with the domestication of NITDA in the state but rather to improve the regulations of the IT firms which should be handled by NCS.

Meanwhile, the new Executives of the NCS (Lagos State Chapter), who would pilot the affairs of the society in the next two years, were inaugurated by the National President, Prof. Adeshina Sodiya.

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Prof. Sodiya, who was represented by the National Executive Secretary of NCS, Dr. Iyiola Ayoola, urged the executives to be pace-setters of the Society.

The Principal Consultant, T&Y Information Management Services Ltd, Mr Tokunbo Smith, presented a paper titled: “Nigeria Data Protection and Regulation Awareness”.

Smith said that one of the objectives of the National Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) was to prevent manipulation of personal data which might lead to breach.

He also said that one of the benefit was to minimise security incident and facilitate data access.

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All new appointees of the Chapter

List of NCSLAGOS Exco Members of 2019/2021

Mr. Gani ADEGBOYEGA mncs [Chairman]

Mr. Olakunle OLADIPUPO mncs [Vice Chairman]

Mr. Ahmed ‘Bola TIJANI mncs [Secretary]

Mr. Tunde OGUNREMI fncs [Treasurer]

 Mr. Emmanuel FAMBEGBE mncs [PRO]

Mr. Francis NWORJI mncs [Financial Secretary]

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Mr. Doyin TALABI fncs [Chairman, Publications Committee]

Dr. Soji OKUNOYE fncs [Chairman, Learning and Development Committee]

Mrs. Flora OLUMAKIN mncs [Chairman, Compliance Committee]

Mr. Rasheed OLU-AJAYI mncs [Chairman, Membership Committee]

Mr. Ismail Oriyomi HARUNA mncs [Chairman, Publicity Committee]

Mr. Nicholas ENYIKA mncs [Chairman, Events Committee]

Mr. Samson AJOSE mncs [Assistant Secretary]

Ms. Linda Uju OBIAZI mncs [Student’s Coordinator]

Dr. Charles ONYEUKWU fncs [Immediate Past Chairman] 

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