Jide Awe, CEO of Jidaw becomes
Fellow of Nigeria Computer Society
Jidaw team and I will keep driving positive change through Information
Members of the NCS who became NCS Fellows on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 are: Adeola Olukemi ILECHUKWU, Adeyemi Adebola SALAMI, Chadrill .A. OGBEBOR, Prof.Cleopas ANGAYE, David Esonwa INYERE, Jide AWE, Kenneth Ngozichukwuka NWANZE, Okopedehe Asian UMOBONG, Raphael Ayodele OMOSOLA and Dr. Sylvanus Okwudili ANIGBOGU. Through their investiture they are now members of the NCS College of Fellows (COF).
Fellows must have contributed to the advancement or application of Information Technology for significant value to society.
Jide Awe receiving his Professional Fellowship plaque from Professor Charles Uwadia, President, NCS
The Fellows’ Investiture organized with the National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA 2009) is the first of its kind. Professor Charles Uwadia FNCS, President of NCS, noted in his welcome address that it is to be an annual event
The Nigeria Computer Society is the umbrella body for all computer associations in the country. According to the NCS president NCS is therefore the best positioned to present awards in the field of IT in Nigeria. It is intended to be a distinct platform to recognize and honour excellence in the field of IT.
The awards are for role models who have contributed positively to the growth of information technology in Nigeria. By celebrating these achievers the NCS aims to encourage the growth and development of professionalism in IT while promoting the development of the IT sector.
The NCS president in his speech told awardees in his speech noted that the Fellowship “confers on you a new and higher level of responsibility to the society. Keep the flag of IT flying. Do not rest on your oars.” Professor Charles O. Uwadia charged the new members of COF during the prestigious Investiture Ceremony to conduct all their Professional Computer practice and activities in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice of NCS as well as to the level of professionalism expected of them as members of the COF.
While receiving their Fellowship plaques, the new members of COF pledged to meet and discharge their professional, financial and moral obligations as well dedicate themselves to all lawful and due causes of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).
Professor Raymond Akwule (President, Digital Bridge Institute) was the Guest lecturer. He spoke on Broadband Technology in Nigeria.
Jide Awe has expressed appreciation for the award and recognition to NCS. According to Awe, it shows that ones effort has not been in vain. “I thank God. I am touched by the recognition because it means that what I have done has had significant impact. It is definitely one of the high moments of my career.”
“It is recognition not just for Jide Awe but for my family, the in-house team at Jidaw and the larger Jidaw community of students, alumni, members, fans and clients. I must also not forget to recognize those who contributed to my growth and development before Jidaw. Nobody is self made. The award is not just a source of encouragement to me personally, it is a tribute to the Jidaw community and all those driving change through IT. It is hoped that this honor will serve spur us all to greater heights. The award is a call for even more and higher service. Until IT serves an effective tool for pro-people development the work is not finished. Nothing has been settled”. Awe promised that he through Jidaw would maintain focus on the mission of "More Power, Better Lives and Sustainable Growth through Knowledge, Technology and quality Values."
Jide Awe has significant experience, broad knowledge and vision in the technical and management areas of IT. Before setting up Jidaw he worked at several organizations including: LM Ericsson, United Bank for Africa and Ecobank PLC. He is widely published and speaks regularly on a range of IT policy, development, and human capital issues. He is a recognized authority on IT career development, ICT policy formulation, and Web content promotion. An alumnus of Loughborough University, he is a member of several professional organizations, including the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Computer Professionals Registration Council. He is a Team Member in the Science and Technology Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and served a Resource person for Nigeria’s ICT For Development (ICT4D) Strategic Action Plan Committee, a Federal Government team tasked with the formulation and development of a roadmap for the implementation of the Nigerian ICT Policy.
Jidaw developed and operates www.Jidaw.com, a web based initiative globally acknowledged for providing creative content for computing careers, telecom developments in Nigeria, and IT developmental issues. Today, Jidaw is recognized as a clear leader in Training, Certification and Career Development content that focuses on the fundamentals for building IT Careers
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