Written by Godfrey AKON

Adamu tasks council on ICT skills among youth

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has charged the Governing Council of Computer Professionals of Nigeria, CPN, to ensure Nigeria produces youth equipped with Information and Technology skills.  

Adamu, who gave the charge while inaugurating the council in Abuja, said CPN was saddled with the duty of ensuring that the objective of accelerated Information and Technology penetration and growth in the country was realised.

Represented by the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister said government was not leaving any stone unturned in its efforts of making the country a giant Information Technology-compliant force.

While admitting that the task of building the country, through Information Technology, was enormous, he urged the Governing Council to ensure that competent hands are put in appropriate positions to face the challenges of regulating the fastest developing profession in the world.

A statement by the deputy director of press in the ministry, Mr. Ben Goong, said the minister further called on the organization to evolve policies that will help government achieve the nation’s ICT goals.

Adamu urged the professional body to partner to ensure that the country becomes a leader in IT compliance in the continent.

He also called on individuals and corporate organizations in the IT sector to register with the body in order to give their practice some legitimacy.

Earlier, the president and chairman-in council of the body, Prof. Charles Uwadia, pledged to ensure the IT sector is used maximally to boost the nation’s economy.

Uwadia said the body was aware of the enormous task before it but that it had competent members to surmount the challenges, while soliciting for the support of the Ministry to achieve its goals.

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