Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has expressed tremendous shock at the passing away of Engr. Chijioke Simeon Agu, founding President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) on Sunday, July 9, 2012. Jidaw notes that NCS received the news with “heavy hearts and deep sense of loss”.
Simeon Agu was a distinguished IT practitioner, Software Industry Pioneer, Fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and a Member of the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN).
According to the NCS statement, Engineer Agu commenced his career in information technology with Shell Petroleum Development Company in 1971. He later moved to the National Electric Power Authority in 1977 as Manager Systems Development and eventually rose to the Position of Director, Computer Services.
Until his death, Simeon Agu was the Founder and Chairman of Computer Systems Associates (Nigeria) Limited which metamorphosed into Neptune Software, putting Neptune on the platform to thrive globally.
He will be greatly missed by the industry. Details of the Funeral Arrangement will be communicated as soon as it is released by the family.
ISPON have opened an Online Condolence/Tribute Register It will be highly appreciated if NCS Members, Fellows and IT Professionals to send in their valued Tribute and Condolences online through this link.
May his soul rest in peace