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Enugu hosts NCS 2014 conference

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The Nigeria Computer Society 2014 conference will hold in Enugu State from July 23 to 25, The PUNCH has learnt.

The NCS conference is the largest annual gathering of Information Technology professionals and stakeholders in Nigeria.

Visits to major stakeholder organisations in Enugu indicate that the host state is set to ensure the success of the event.

The stakeholder visits, led by the NCS President, Prof. David Adewumi, involved National Executive Council and Local Organising Committee members.

The NCS delegation included NCS Chairman, Conferences Committee, Moses Braimah; NCS Chairman, Publicity and Events Committee, Jide Awe; and Chairman NCS Enugu 2014 Local Organising Committee, Dadson Nwakalo.

According to reports from Enugu, at the stakeholder organisations, the NCS explained the rationale for the conference, which is organised around the theme, “Building a knowledge-based economy in Nigeria: The role of IT.”

“NCS used the meetings to call for conference participation, support, buy-in and innovative collaboration. Stakeholders responded positively, and set the pace with their suggestions, novel ideas and strong commitment to the conference’s success,” said NCS Chairman, Publicity and Events Committee; Jide Awe.

He said, “At the University of Nigeria, Nuskka, the NCS team was warmly received by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chukwuma Ozumba and other principal officers of the university — Deputy Vice Chancellor — Academics, Prof. Polycarp Chigbu; Deputy Vice Chancellor — Administration, Prof. Edwin Igbokwe; Registrar, Mr. Anthony Okonta; Bursar, Mrs. Chineze Obi and Librarian, Dr. Mrs Chinwe Ezeani.

“The Vice Chancellor, UNN, who is a special guest at the conference, welcomed the conference, stating that developing a knowledge-based economy was long overdue.”

Awe said that the VC welcomed the development and expressed commitment to IT-enabled development, promising that functional e-governance would be implemented in UNN during his tenure.

“Quite revealing in highlighting his passion for IT were his outstanding achievements in SAP and CCNA certifications,” said Awe.

He said that the conference put Enugu State and Nigeria on the map, as participants were expected from all over the country and from all over the world.

The PEC chairiman said NCS’s engagement with the hosts — Enugu State — through stakeholder visits, laid a solid foundation for an outstanding conference experience.

Article Credit: Punchng

Updated 4 Years ago

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