By Ngozi Nwankwo
As Computer Professionals (REGISTRATION COUNCIL OF NIGERIA), CPN, sets to hold its seventeenth edition/ Annual General Meeting, the council has harped on the need for effective and functional e-governance.
CPN said that adequate use of ICT serves as a catalyst to an effective and efficient service delivery, quick response, accountability and transparency.
President/Chairman of Council, Mr. Kole Jagun disclosed this at the virtual press conference on the CPN 2023 virtual IT Professionals’Assembly/Annual General meeting held on Tuesday
Jagun said greater use of information and communications technology and e-government will increase governmental transparency, accountability and good Governance.
“There is no gainsaying that the achievement of good governance in these times needs a functional e-governance. This is because adequate use of ICT serves as a catalyst to 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.
According to him, the 2023 IT Professionals’ Assembly will highlight the opportunities and challenges of building more innovations that can drive the economy of our nation.
Jagun expressed hope that in the years to come, Nigeria would 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.
It was gathered that Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria), (CPN) was established through Act No 49 of 1993. The Act was passed into law on 10th of June and gazetted on the 9th of August that year. It is a corporate entity that is charged with the regulation, control and supervision of the computing profession and practice in Nigeria in line with Section 1 (2) of the Act. The Council hereinafter referred to as CPN is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Education.
The IT Assembly, which is the flagship of all IT programmes in Nigeria, is 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.