Malam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education; has urged the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN); to register all individuals as well as corporate organizations involved in information technology (IT); in the country or face sanctions from the federal government.
According to the Minister of Education, the government’s action was intended to combat quackery; imposition, and also other malpractices in the information technology sector.
The Minister, who made the call while inaugurating the 2021-2023 members of the Council in Abuja; urged the council to enforce the Act establishing that it was imperative to enhance government’s ongoing efforts to tackling the ugly trend in the sector.
Represented by the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, Adami explained that government was committed to making Nigeria a giant IT complaint economy.
According to him, the federal administration was committed to raising new generations of youth; properly equipped with IT knowledge in order to position them for world challenges.
“The task of nation building through Information Technology is an enormous one, but it is something we can do. We are all aware of what a dynamic and also progressive policy in Information Technology has done for many countries around the world. With our determination, commitment as well as professionalism, we can attain and surpass their record,” he said.
The minister also added: “The Federal Ministry of Education is conscious of your efforts at enforcing the Act that established you by making it mandatory for all individuals and corporate organizations that are practicing Information Technology in Nigeria to register with CPN. The global practice is for professionals to regulate their profession properly in order to ensure standards and best practices.
Therefore, all Individuals and Corporate organizations that are into Information Technology practice; should register with Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria. In this, Council has the support of the Ministry and also that of the government in its fight against quacks; imposters and also any irregularities in the IT industry.”
On this part, President and Chairman of the council of CPN, Mr. Kole Jagun said; the council has developed initiatives to reposition the information technology industry in the country for sustainable developments of the nation.
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