Nigerian Women in Information Technology (NIWIIT), women’s wing under the umbrella of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), has inducted forty-two (42) new members into its fold.
The new members were inducted by the President, Bamidele Bayo-Osibo (Mrs.), during NIWIIT’s 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM), as part of activities for the 6th National Conference, held on Wednesday June 2 and Thursday June 3, 2021 at National Centre for Women Development, (FCT), Abuja and Virtually.
The membership categories include: twenty (20) professional members; fourteen (14) membership and four student category.
Addressing the new inductees, the President, Bamidele Bayo-Osibo, charged them to conduct all their professional computer practices and activities in accordance with the code of ethics and practices of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS); living up to their professional obligations.
She urged them to pay due respect and obey the NIWIIT guiding rules faithfully “and uphold the provisions and regulations set forth in the bye-laws of this great Association which is an Interest Group under NCS. Ethics matters a lot in this profession.
The President urged the inductees to represent the group well and professionally by adding value to their respective workplaces and the society at large.
“As an inductees you should use every opportunity you have to innovate on ways to better the worth of the society which is the essence of our coming together”, she said.
She charged the new inductees to remain NIWIIT ambassadors by enlightening other women professionals to join the group.
“While digital skill is indeed a known enabler for empowerment, it is our collective duty to ensure women in IT practice in Nigeria come under the umbrella of NIWIIT.
“Therefore, it has become imperative to face head on inequality and promote more inclusive technology and this requires more proactive measures by stakeholders including the government, private organisations and advocacy groups like NIWIIT”, he added.