NIWIIT urges women, youths to use IT pos­i­tively

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Victoria Onehi

The deputy pres­i­dent, Nige­ria Com­puter So­ci­ety, Mrs Ola Veron­ica Owolabi, has called on youths and women to use in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy pos­i­tively.

She made the call dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil of the Nige­rian Women in In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (NIWIIT) dur­ing the 26th Na­tional Con­fer­ence and Exhibition of the Nige­ria Com­puter So­ci­ety in Abuja re­cently.

“From the pri­mary and se­condary schools we catch them young, so that in­stead of us­ing in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in a very wrong way, they will use it pos­i­tively to their ad­van­tage. That is one of the most im­por­tant things that NIWIIT does,” Owolabi said.

While in­au­gu­rat­ing the coun­cil, the pres­i­dent of the Nige­ria Com­puter So­ci­ety (NCS), Prof. Ades­ola Ader­ounmu, urged the new ex­ec­u­tives of NIWIIT to con­tinue to up­hold the standard and virtues of the pro­fes­sion as they take on their new roles.

The new pres­i­dent of NIWIIT is Flo­rence Ba­balola and the trea­surer is Hauwa Ya­haya Abubakar. The new exco will serve from 2016 to 2018.

NIWIIT is a group in the Nige­ria Com­puter So­ci­ety which pro­vides a voice for both pro­fes­sional and non­pro­fes­sional women in the IT in­dus­try.

It also reaches out to girls in se­condary and ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions in a bid to catch them young and in­crease the num­ber of women in the fields of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy.

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