President, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof. Adesola Aderounmu, has said that NCS and its members can play a major role in improving the state of security nationwide, by combating terrorism, enhancing public service delivery and accountability and boosting job creation.
Aderounmu, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Lagos recently to announce the upcoming 26th NCS National Conference with the theme, “Information Technology for National Safety and Security”, slated for July 19-21, 2016, in Abuja, said that security is one of the most critical issues in Nigeria.
According to him, in the 21st century, nations invest in information technology as the key enabler for national security, adding that NCS has always advocated that the usage of IT in security needs to be improved through more widespread adoption of IT professionalism in the private and public sectors.
He said the conference would provide a multi-stakeholder forum to examine pertinent considerations in achieving IT-enabled security to advance and achieve sustainable development, adding that engagement opportunities would be explored during the conference to present and develop effective strategies, creative approaches and practical solutions. Read more