The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Association of Computing Students (NACOS), has approved the appointment of deserving individuals to serve on the National Advisory Board of the Association.
NACOS, which is the umbrella body for students studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Cyber Security and all IT related courses in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions has appointed the President of Nigeria Computer Society, Prof. Adesina Sodiya, as a member of the Board alongside Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega who is a Nigerian entrepreneur and technology startup founder, Prof. Olumide Longe FASI a professor of Computer Science and Information Security and several others.
Speaking on the appointments, NACOS National President, Comrade Olamilekan Toyeeb Abolade, said the Members of the advisory Board were carefully selected in their respect to your immense contributions to the development of information technology development in Nigeria as they have all distinguished themselves.
The Association which can boast of its presence in almost all tertiary institutions in Nigeria, including privately owned, with a membership strength of about three hundred and fifty thousand (350,000) members in over two hundred and fifty (250) local chapters in various tertiary institutions across the six (6) geo-political zones of the federation.
The purpose of the advisory board is to oversee, advice and objectively assess the performance of the Association executives, while also assisting the National Executive Council and entire members in various ways to achieve the set aims and objectives of the association.
Mr. Jega who has been secret mentor to several computing and non-computing students in Nigeria was appointed following his commitment and dedication in supporting members of the association.
He has been supporting the association in several ways in the past by providing an atmosphere where our members of the Association can outrival in the various endeavors.
It is believed that Jega’s appointment alongside others into the advisory board will bring more development and impact to NACOS.
The list of the Board Members Includes:
Prof. Adesina Sodiya FNCS – Chairman
(President, Nigeria Computer Society)
Prof. Olumide Longe FASI – Member
(Interim Dean, American University of Nigeria, Yola)
Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega – Member
(Founder, Startup Arewa)
Dr. Nasir Daniya – Member
(DG, ICT Directorate Sokoto State)
Mr. Tim Akano – Member
(CEO/MD New Horizon Nigeria)
Dr. Yele Okeremi FNCS – Member
(CEO Precise Financial Systems)
Prof. Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi – Member
Dr. Ikechukwu Innocent Umeh – Member
(Senior Lecturer, Nnamdi Azikwe University Awka)
Citp. Adekunle Durosinmi – Secretary
(Registrar, Dots ICT Institute of Technology Abeokuta)