Aladekomo is new NCS President, as NCS holds 2011 conference and elects New National Executive Council
Mr. Demola Aladekomo, Managing Director of Chams Plc has been elected President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS). The new National Executive Council of the NCS emerged in keenly contested elections at the NCS Annual General Meeting on Friday July 29, 2011 at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.The NCS is the umbrella organization of all Information Technology Professionals, Interest Groups and Stakeholders in Nigeria.
As the home of Nigeria’s IT community NCS promotes the deployment and advancement of IT for growth in all spheres of life while shaping the future of the IT in Nigeria. A renowned entrepreneur, Aladekomo assured that he would raise NCS performance in terms of policy influence and cater to the best interests of individual and corporate members with a view to ensuring continuity and an improvement in the vision and achievements of the founders of NCS.
Held after the NCS 10th International Conference – ITePED 2011, the Annual General Meeting also featured elections into various offices of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NCS for the period 2011-2013. The conference with the theme, “Information Technology for People-Centred Development” ran week long from Monday July 25 – Friday July 29, 2011. Presentations and workshops at the conference focused on micro issues that affect people directly i.e. how Information Technology (IT) could be used for People Empowerment or People Centred Development. The approach adopted addressed opportunities and challenges in the environment with a view to enabling individuals take advantage of IT despite limitations in the environment.
Other elected office holders who emerged in keen contests for various offices of the NEC for the period 2011-2013 include: 1st Vice President – Mr. Sam Juwe; 2nd Vice President – Mrs. Adeola Ilechukwu; Chairman, Education & Manpower Development Committee – Dr Vincent Ele Asor; Chairman, Credentials Committee – Mr. Abimbola Olayinka; Chairman, Conferences Committee – Prof Adesola Aderounmu; Chairman Publications, Standards & Research – Dr. Adesina Sodiya; Chairman, Ethics & Disciplinary Committee – Mrs. Owolabi V. O; Chairman, Publicity, Events, Trade Services Committee – Mr. Jide Awe; Ex-Officio – Prince Medinus and Mr. Moses Braimah. Six other members were elected as NCS representatives into Computer Professionals Registration Council.
The NCS 2011 conference featured the Research Consortium on Information Technology Innovations (ReCITI), an international forum that brought young and experienced Researchers in Computer Science together to discuss research ideas in Information Technology related fields.
National Information Technology competitions were also held for students – the Olatunji Odegbami National Information Technology Competition for Tertiary Institutions and the National Information Technology Whiz Kids Competition for secondary school students. Organized annually the National Information Technology competitions are an avenue for exhibiting and rewarding intellectual excellence in Information Technology among students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Mubarak Idris of the School for the Gifted, Abuja emerged as the National IT Whizkid, while Nasiru Muh’d Dankolo of the Kano University of Science and Technology won the National IT prize for tertiary institutions.
Mr. Demola Aladekomo succeeds Professor Charles Uwadia whose two terms of two years each ended on Friday July 29, 2011. He and his team will steer the affairs of the Society for the next two years.