Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Professor Mohammed Ajiya, of Digital Bridge Institute, DBI, has described Information Communication Technology, ICT, as indispensable and very critical to human survival.
He made the submission while speaking as the special guest of honour at the Information Technology Professional Assembly, organized by the Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) CPN on Thursday, at the NAF Conference Centre, Kado, Abuja.
Prof. Ajiya highlighted the critical role of ICT in all aspects of life in the modern world.
“The DBI as a training Institute established by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is focused on capacity building and manpower development for both government and private organizations, especially in the evolving areas of ICT, Telecoms and general skills development for self-sustenance”, he said.
Earlier in a welcome address, President and Chairman of Council, Mr. Kole Jagun, said that the Council was firmly committed developing the ICT sector.
“This is an annual function by the CPN, the 2022 IT professionals’ assembly programme ‘Leveraging information Technology (IT) for National Security and Economic Stability’”, he added.
He noted that the digital Innovative product presentations would be based on presentations on new IT trends, IT solutions and product with enhancing networking/bridging and the digital divide.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner/CEO, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) discussed the emerging issues in information technology, on the importance of leveraging IT for National security and economic stability and also the role of strengthening national security and economic stability.
The programme was graced by Information Technology Practitioners in Nigeria and the diaspora.
Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Pantami, was represented by Prof. Sahalu Balarabe Junaidu.
Professor Ajiya was accompanied by the Head and a member of staff of Public Affairs unit Mr. Akin Ogunlade and Temidayo Babansulaimon respectively.