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FG calls on IT practitioners to register with CPN

The Federal Government has directed Individuals and Corporate organizations involved in Information Technology (IT) practices to
register with the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN).

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu made this known at the inauguration of 2021-2023 newly appointed council members of CPN in Abuja.

The minister was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Chukuemeka Nwajiuba, who reiterated the support of the ministry in the fight against quacks, impostors, and all irregularities in the IT industry.

According to him, the Federal Government is committed to making Nigeria a giant IT compliant economy.


He said the ministry is aware of the dynamism and progressive policy Information Technology has done for many countries around the world and with commitment and professionalism, the country can attain and surpass these records.

He enjoined the council to come up with initiatives that will help the government achieve this set of objectives.

He also charged members to partner with the government at ensuring that we turn out new generations of youths properly equipped with IT knowledge and skills and positioned for global competitiveness.

The minister also advised the new Council to improve on the tempo of their current success, saying the government will continue to work hand in hand with them to improve the quality of life of our people.

Responding, the President of the council, Mr. Kole Jagun said the global economic meltdown brought about by the incidence and the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic had provided a challenge for professionals.

He said the council had facilitated a series of programs that would bring about improvement in Information Technology development in the country to make IT a veritable tool for foreign exchange earning in Nigeria.

Mr. Jagun tasks his colleagues to be committed and brace up for the challenges ahead.

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