Lagos — The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) has said that the focus for the council’s 2013 Information Technology (IT) Professional Assembly will be on wealth creation.
The two day event which is slated to hold in Abuja between 19th and 20th June is an annual CPN IT Professionals’ Assembly where IT practitioners in Nigeria and Diaspora convene to brainstorm on issues relating to the profession and how best practices can be maintained as well as coming out with recommendations to the government.
Speaking on the forthcoming assembly, the Council’s Registrar, Sikiru Shehu said the conference with the theme ‘Information Technology for Wealth Creation’ would serve as a platform for exclusive networking avenue for senior IT decision makers, IT consultants, upcoming IT entrepreneurs, start-ups, IT practitioners, teachers and IT systems.
Shehu said, “It is a yearly gathering where IT professionals will take decision on IT policy that will move the nation forward. It is a platform for most of the industry stakeholders to showcase new technologies in the IT sector.”
According to him, CPN came with this theme so as to assist the government in addressing the issue of unemployment among youths in the country.
He said “This years’ IT Professionals’ Assembly is focusing on national security and job creation. Government is making efforts at various levels to provide employment for the unemployed youths whose population is growing over the years, and this years’ IT Assembly, will complement government’s efforts in the area of job creation. Being without a job is indeed a disaster, especially for our youths that are coming out of schools every year. Most of them are enthusiastic to work, but cannot find jobs to do, and it is for this reason that we are focusing on employment for Nigerian youths.”