- Calls for use of ‘e-Government for Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance’
- Set to Induct new members
Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) (CPN), has unveiled the theme, date and venue for this year’s Information Technology (IT) professionals’ assembly, TechEconomy can report.
Similarly, the Body is advocating for the use of e-Government tools to ensure transparency, accountability and good governance in the country.
Mr. Kola Jagun, President/Chairman-in-Council, Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) (CPN), spoke during a media parley on Tuesday May 09, 2023, where he said this year’s gathering is the seventeenth edition in the series of Information Technology Professionals’ Assembly.
CPN IT Assembly is an exclusive networking event for senior Information Technology (IT) decision makers, IT consultants, upcoming IT entrepreneurs, start–ups, IT practitioners, teachers and IT Systems administrators.
The Assembly is also a platform for some of the industry’s most innovative technology distribution and service providers to showcase their products and services; and for participants to appreciate the emerging technologies, trends, and risks that are associated with transforming the various industries using IT.
According to Mr. Jagun;
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in Year 2020, the annual Assembly has taken a new structure in line with the dictates of this moment. In Year 2020, for example, it held purely as a virtual event, and in 2021, and last year, the event held as a hybrid (virtual and physical). The Year 2023 edition of the Assembly will also be a hybrid event as it is the practice with programmes of its kind all over the world.
Theme, Date and Venue of CPN IT Assembly
The Year 2023 IT Professionals’ Assembly with the theme, “e-Government for Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance” will hold at NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja from Tuesday 16th – Wednesday 17th May, 2023.
The event, the President/Chairman In-Council said, will commence with an Induction programme and admission of new members into the IT profession.
“There is no gainsaying that the achievement of good governance in these times needs a functional e-governance.
“This is because adequate use of ICT serves as a catalyst to an effective and efficient service delivery, quick response, accountability and transparency. Greater use of information and communications technology and e-government will increase governmental transparency, accountability and good Governance. This, in turn, may invite citizen participation, foster e-governance, and help nurture our nascent democracy.
He said that the realization or actualization of sustainable development cannot be possible without good governance.
“It is for this reason that the 2023 IT Professionals’ Assembly shall be considering as its theme, ‘e-Government for Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance.’’’
The Keynote, he said, would be delivered by Prof Isa Pantami, the Minister for Communications & Digital Economy.
“Speakers at the Assembly will speak to the relevance of e-governance to the actualization of good governance by considering the link between them and identifying suitable strategies for an effective application of e-governance for realization of good governance in Nigeria.
Drawing on the global, regional, and national experiences, the 2023 IT Professionals’ Assembly will highlight the opportunities and challenges of building more innovations that can drive the economy of our nation. We envisaged that in the years to come, Nigeria shall be a nation that has fully leveraged on, and harnessed the potential e-Governance for transparency, accountability, and good governance for the benefit of her economy and uplift the people.
Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria), (CPN) was established through Act No 49 of 1993 which empowers the Body with the regulation, control and supervision of the computing profession and practice in Nigeria in line with Section 1 (2) of the Act.
The Council hereinafter referred to as CPN is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Education.
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