- Listed amongst top 100 highly rated (most) ethically responsible global citizens in Nigeria 2021/2022
Integrity, they say, defines a man of substance and value. It distinguishes and honour a man that has it with respect and attraction.
These are few words to describe Prince Salih Musa Yakubu, the Executive Director of the Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientations’ comments while decorating Professor Adesina Sodiya, President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) with the Integrity Icon of Nigeria Award (IION) on Tuesday, April 17, 2023.
“Having conferred an award of IION on you, the issuance of Ethical Leadership & Conduct Compliance Certificate with your enlistment amongst the top 100 highly rated (most) ethically responsible global citizens in Nigeria 2021/2022, the Board of Trustees and management of the Centre do hereby grant you an authority to henceforth add to your name our Honourific award title at no cost to you”, Yakubu told Sodiya.
He said that Prof. Sodiya’s recognition is a testament to his commitment to community/humanity service, integrity, national interest, due process, innovativeness, emotional intelligence, participatory management style. Industrial harmony, crisis management /conflict prevention, members discipline and welfare transparency/accountable leadership, professional ethics compliance, fiscal discipline measures and ethical uprightness in both private and public sector service delivery in Nigeria.
“Your passionate resolve to work for a new Nation anchored on integrity, value leadership and ethical considerations is highly commendable after our secret independent assessment exercise conducted without your consent”.
He added that Prof. Sodiya’s sincere ethical leadership role in the administration of NCS and commitment to the advancement of IT and a corrupt-free nation earned him the ‘most cherished honourific title exclusively reserved for the incorruptible global citizens’ of which he was discovered to be one.
While receiving the Ethical Conduct/Leadership Compliance Certificate, Professor Adesina Sodiya, thanked the Centre for standing for the truth always.
“I express my heartfelt delight to the Centre for this recognition. I consider myself fortunate to have received this award from you. I hope to continue doing my best in the future. This is a significant milestone in my life. I extend my gratitude for allowing me to receive this reward. Thank you!”, the recipient said.
Sodiya is a professor of Computer Science and Information Security at the Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
He possesses B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He also has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He became a fellow of United Nation University (UNU) in conjunction with International Institute of Software Technology (IIST) in 2004. This allowed him to have a 4-month study and research fellowship at University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
He started his work experience as a System Analyst/ Programmer at Microboss International Limited, Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos State from December 1993 to January 1995. He continued his career as the Senior System Analyst at the Bursary Department in the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. In September 2001, he became an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. In May 2004, he became Lecturer II in the Department of Computer Science, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He rose and became a Professor on 1st of October, 2015 in the same department.
He changed his research focus to Information Security in 2000 as a Ph.D student. He later became the pioneer researcher in the field of Intrusion Detection in Nigeria. Apart from information security, he is also interested in the applications of data mining in solving real life problems, building decision support systems and big data analytics.
Professor Adesina Sodiya presently is working on cyber security planning and management, adaptive IRS, hierarchical access control architecture, authentication systems and generally improving the security of enterprise networks. He has also conducted high quality research in applied IT and innovative systems.
He was the Chairman of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Ogun State Chapter from January 2009 to 2013. In July 2011, he became a national executive member of NCS, where he served as the Chairman, Publications, Standards, Research and Development Committee. Between 2011 to 2013, he has served as a member of Conferences Committee and Education and Manpower Committee. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Chairman, Education and Manpower Development Committee of Nigeria Computer Society.
He was a CPN Council member from 2013 to 2015, where he served as the Chairman, Public Relation and Corporate Affairs Committee of CPN. He also served as a member of several Ad-hoc Committees such as Committee on the Review of the Draft IT Bill and Cybersecurity Bill, Committee on Automation of the Secretariat and so on.
He is a fellow of Nigeria Computer Society; and a member of Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN) and International Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). He is also a member of two technical committees of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) – ICT and Education TC-3 and Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems (TC-11).
He is also a member of the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace. He is the current Ogun State Technical Adviser for Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB).
In July 2019, Professor Adesina Sodiya became the 14th President of Nigeria Computer Society.