Nweke heads 5-man team on awareness at Nigerian Consultative Forum on ICT

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LAGOS – The Sectoral Working Group (SWG) of the Nigerian Content Consultative Forum on and Communications Technologies (NCCF-ICT) has named the founding Editor-in-chief of ITREALMS Media group, Mr. Remmy Nweke, as chairman of its five-man subcommittee on Awareness and Sensitisation (AS).

Other members of the subcommittee are the Secretary, ICTLOCA, Mr. Adebunmi Adeola Akinbo; manager, members relations at Computer Professional (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN), Mrs. Elizabeth Adekunle; Chief Operating Officer, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mrs. Eyitayo Iyortim; and chief consultant, TechLaw Development Services, Mr. Inye Kemabonta.

Confirming this at the group’s recent meeting at Southern Sun Ikoyi, Lagos, the newly elected chairman of NCCF- Sectoral Working Group, Mr. Pius Okigbo Jnr, who doubles as the charged the team to populate the working group to the stakeholders across the country.

Okigbo Jnr., who is also CEO of InfoSoft Nigeria Limited, gave an all-encompassing Terms of Reference (TOR) as “To design a proposal for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Stakeholders’ Mobilisation for Engagement and Promotion of Local Content.”

In his acceptance speech on behalf of his team, Mr. Nweke, who also is the Lead Consulting Strategist at DigitalSENSE Africa, assured of their readiness to assist the sector by contributing their quota especially at this time.

Also, he called for the support of team members and the entire working group to ensure that they deliver on their mandate to the benefit of the sector.

Recall that Okigbo Jnr, a president, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) recently took over the NCCF-’s mantle from the executive at Systemspecs, Mr. Deremi Atanda.

The NCCF as enshrined in Section 57 of the Nigerian and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010, is a platform for sharing and collaboration in the Nigerian oil and gas industry with respect to upcoming projects in the oil and gas industry, Information on available local capabilities; and other policy proposals that may be relevant to Nigerian content development.

The NCCF-ICT, therefore, is made up of key industry stakeholders, government and regulatory agencies, with key objectives including identifying issues and responsibilities; to propose interventions that could address issues and harness opportunities; to recommend the policy changes required to influence Nigerian Content growth and capacity development; and to develop programmes and projects for the execution of identified interventions.