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CPN boss to chair debate on impact of global meltdown on Nigerian ICT sector

The President and Chairman of Council of the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) Ibrahim Tizhe, has  confirmed participation as the Chairman of occasion at the ground breaking debate on the brunt of the global economic meltdown on the nation’s ICT industry.

The forum tagged “An Evening with Tech Legends“  is a platform for leaders in the nation’s in information Communications technology (ICT) sector to debate issues, trends, developments and highlight the impact, proffer solutions and innovations and advise firms operating in  the country as possible way forward in a downturn world In a letter  signed by S. A.  Shehu Registrar/Secretary to Council, confirming the attendance of the President, read in part “Council is willing to associate with events and programmes where the issue of the future of Information Technology in Nigeria could be discussed because it is of utmost importance to the Information Technology professionals and germane to sustainable development of our potentially great country, Nigeria ”.

“Additionally, the event is timely because of the global economic crisis and the need for the country to pay attention to the development of other sectors in order to boost our economy” the letter concluded.

Meanwhile, Don Pedro Aganbi, Managing Consultant, Technology Africa, Organises of the forum stated that Mr. Tizhe is a consummate and thoroughbred professional, a banker who has made substantial inroad in his chosen field, Computer Science as well as others areas especially management. He is currently Principal Manager, (Information Systems) with the Nigerian Agricultural, Co_operative and Rural Development Bank Limited, Kaduna.

He said that the theme of the gathering “sustaining the ICT sector growth in a downturn world” was chosen in recognition of the challenges the global economic situation posed for businesses particularly those operating in developing countries such as Nigeria.


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