The 2023 National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) has been slated for 23rd November, 2023 at MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, Techeconomy can report.
Dr. Muhammad Sirajo Aliyu, the president of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), speaking during a press brief at the secretariate today, in Lagos, said that NITMA, a flagship event of NCS, the award will also witness the conferment of the most prestigious Professional Fellowship on deserving members of NCS who are recognized as authorities and have distinguished themselves through significant contributions to the growth of Information Technology.
“Honourary Fellowship will also be conferred on some individuals who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary service and commitment to IT growth in Nigeria”.
Dr. Aliyu said that the Society remains the foremost and number one IT professional association in Nigeria and African largest IT Society.
“NCS has been the voice of Information Technology professionals for the past four decades now.
“Presently with over 20,000 members spread across all sectors of the economy, NCS continues to expand and grow in might and relevance. The National Executive Council (NEC) under my leadership is determined to be strategic, innovative, and forward-looking in the running of the affairs of our great society. I want to assure you that we have made NCS the only platform for promoting IT development and enhancing corporate relevance. Together we shall move the Information Technology profession to desirable heights in Nigeria”, he said.
The President gave highlights of the awards to be presented at the 2023 National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) as follows:
Digital Governor of the Year Award:
“With this award, NCS wishes to recognize outstanding governors that are making enormous investments in Information Technology. Many nominations were received for this category, after review by the screening committee following some led down guidelines, the following governors were selected to compete for the award.
- His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki, Executive Governor of Edo State
- His Excellency, Senator Uba Sani, Executive Governor of Kaduna State
IT Personality of the Year Award
“This award is for distinguished personalities, who have been adjudged to be champions in the field of Information Technology.
The award has the following as nominees.
- Tunji Gafaar, MD/CEO, Digital Communications Konsult (DCK)
- Markie Idowu, GMD/CEO, Xpress Payment Solutions Ltd
- Robinson Sibe, Co-Founder, Digital Footprints Nig. Ltd
IT Gold Merit of the Year Award
“This award was introduced in 2021. The award is known as the President’s award. It is a special award to a particular individual that deploys IT in economic strategy, workforce development, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, talent attraction & retention and advancement of Information Technology for the development Nigeria and its citizenry”.
Other Awards are:
- IT Company of the Year
- Technology Innovation Award
- Youth Innovator of the Year
He added that NCS as an objective Society allows the selection process to be IT driven by opinion poll through online voting.
“The Planning Committee would only collate polls and put forth the order of scores and announce the winners in each category”.