Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) has said its 2023 IT Professionals’ Assembly will highlight the importance of embracing e-governance in Nigeria.
The President of CPN, Mr Kole Jagun stressed that the event is timely as this will help set the tone for the need to adopt the usage of e-Government tools to ensure transparency, accountability and good governance in the country to the incoming administration.
This year 2023 IT Professionals’ Assembly themed theme, “e-Government for Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance” will hold at NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja from Tuesday 16th – Wednesday 17th May, 2023.
Speaking at a virtual media briefing, CPN President stated that there is no gainsaying that the achievement of good governance in these times needs functional e-governance.
In his words, “This is because adequate use of ICT catalyzes 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. The realization or actualization of sustainable development cannot be possible without good governance”, he said.
Jagun noted that the IT Assembly is the flagship of all IT programmes in Nigeria, 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.
Speaking further, he said this year’s IT Assembly is the 17th edition in the series of Information Technology Professionals’ Assembly and the Keynote Speaker is the Minister for Communications & Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. Other 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 the realization of good governance in Nigeria, he highlighted.
Drawing on 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, Jagun explained.
On his part, the Vice President of CPN, Dr Eyo Essien, said CPN would be working with other government agencies like the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in setting agenda and IT roadmap for the in-coming government.
CPN Registrar, Muhammad Bello Aliyu, said CPN had always been proactive in engaging with industry stakeholders to support government initiatives on ICT development. He said CPN had moved from the engagement stage to the implementation stage to achieve its mandate of regulating and promoting IT practices in Nigeria.
This is because CPN is a government agency responsible for the regulation, control and supervision of the computing profession and practice in Nigeria.