Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Rivers Chapter led by Dr. Legborsi Emmanuel held an ICT Workshop and Lecture with the tittle, The Use of ICT as A Tool for Social Re-engineering and Economic Transformation of Nigeria.
Speaking at the workshop, Dr. Legborsi Emmanuel presented the Budget of the year 2023 code-named Budget of Bridging the Gap.
He said the year will see the NCS bring the Government, Industries and the Academia together with a view of ensuring capacity building and empowerment across the sectors so as to better place ICT Professionals in handling the challenges ahead.
He enumerated the values career of Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Computer and Electronics Engineering and related Disciplines like Statistics, Accounting, Mathematics, Banking, Finance and Management and many others, all these he maintained make the profession thick.
“Since ICT is now related to almost all Courses and Profession, we are open to work with all Professionals and Sectors,” he said.
Speaking separately in an interview with Npress, he emphasized that the Handlers of the Economy of Nigeria are not fare to Nigerians as they have not been humane with the policy formations and implementations especially in this administration wining down.
He explained that it is a mix up of policy statements to tell Nigerians that change of some higher denominations of our currency notes is a cashless policy.
“As a Society, NCS supports cashless policy but increasing the sufferings of the Nigeria masses at a time we are battling with fuel price hike by taking out the old notes when we do not have enough of the new notes in the commercial banks have ended up putting pressure on the good people of Nigeria thereby further destroying the failing economy that ought to be well protected by the Federal Government”.
The Guest Lecturer, Oraye St. Franklyn a Canadian based ICT and Communication Consultant/Lawyer did justice to the topic as he made bold to say that Members of NCS are making their marks globally not just in Nigeria by delivering on the digitalization programmes of all sectors of the economy with special emphasis on the Banking sector, Health, Education, Agriculture and Oil/Gas Sectors.
He further posited that Nigeria Banking Sector is way ahead of their counter parts in Europe, USA and Canada in terms of Robust Deployment of Technology to drive and defend the gateways which allows for cashless policies and still cater for the much that throng the Nigeria Banking halls daily.
He encouraged Nigerians to be patient as better economic days are coming as he expects the incoming administration to ensure the maximum utilization of our skilled and youthful population in the ICT sector in strong partnership with Nigeria Computer Society.