By Felix Khanoba
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has charged the newly inaugurated Governing Council of Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) to ensure that the country churns out new generation of youths that are well equipped with Information Technology (IT) skills.
The minister, who gave this charge while inaugurating the 2019-2021 Governing Council of the agency in Abuja, said that the role of the organization in the development of the country cannot be overemphasized, especially in ensuring that it realizes the objective of accelerated information and technology penetration and growth.
A statement made available to The AUTHORITY and signed by Mr Ben Goong,
Deputy Director (Press), said Adamu, represented by the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stressed the need for the Governing Council to ensure that only competent hands are put in relevant positions to face the challenges of regulating the IT sub-sector.
The minister revealed that the Federal Government leaving no stone unturned in its efforts of making the country an IT giant and called on the organization to evolve policies that will help government achieve this goal.
He also called on individuals and corporate organizations in the IT sector to register with the body in order to give their practice legitimacy.
Earlier, Professor Charles Uwadia, President and Chairman-in Council of the body, pledged to ensure the IT sector is used maximally to boost the nation’s economy.
He said that the body was aware of the enormous task before it but that it had competent members to surmount the challenges, while soliciting for the support of the Ministry to achieve its goals.