Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has announced that harnessing information technology in tackling prevailing security problems in the country will be the focus of discussions in the forth coming 26th National Conference.
NCS president, Prof. Adesola Aderounmu revealed this while speaking to the media on Thursday in Lagos. According to him, the event will ‘‘hold from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st of July, 2016, at NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria, with the conference theme “Information Technology for National Safety and Security”.
Aderounmu added that the occasion will gather “high profile dignitaries from government, private and education sectors, as well as international and global IT environment.”
Among the guests include secretary to the federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal as guest of honour. Minister of Comunicaions, Barr Adebayo Shittu is the keynote speaker.
Already, the Defence Headquarters, DG NIGCOMSAT, DG NIMC, EVE NCC, DG Galaxy Backbone, Action DG NITDA amongst many others in the public and private sector have all confirmed their participation, he said.
NCS said Security is one of the most critical issues in Nigeria. In the 21st century, nations invest in Information Technology as the key enabler for National Security. The 26th National Conference will provide a multi-stakeholder forum to examine pertinent considerations in achieving IT enabled Security to advance and achieve Sustainable Development. Engagement opportunities will be explored during the Conference to present and develop effective strategies, creative approaches and practical solutions. The Conference intends to bring together academics, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, IT practitioners, policy makers in government and business people.