The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has asked players in Fintech, AI, and other areas of IT practice in the country to become members of the professional body.
Professor Adesina Sodiya, NCS President made this call Tuesday last week at an Innovation, Research, and Software summit organised by the Nigeria Association of Computing Students (NACOS) in Abuja.
Sodiya, who says that NCS membership is open, is inviting “all IT practitioners to come under the umbrella of NCS”, according to a statement by the Society.
According to him, IT practitioners in Fintech, Data Science, Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, among others are invited “to the fold of good and dedicated professionals in Nigeria Computer Society.”
The NCS President also canvassed support for IT students while promising that the Society will continue to support and promote IT development and IT business for sustainable development of Nigeria.
NCS has been championing IT Development in the country for the past four decades and remains committed to promoting rapid national growth by providing necessary technical and professional support to technology providers, Sodiya says about the body that says it “is the national platform for the advancement of Information Technology Science and Practice in Nigeria.”
NCS, the umbrella organisation of all IT Professionals, Interest Groups and stakeholders in Nigeria, was formed in 1978 as Computer Association of Nigeria (COAN) and transformed into NCS in 2002 as a result of harmonisation with other stakeholder and interest groups, according to information on its website.