The President/ Chairman of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), warned that it no longer shall be business as usual
for quacks in the Information technology (IT) profession in the country. Speaking, in Kaduna during the 2016 Information
Technology, Professional Assembly in Kaduna, he said Act 49 of 1993 that established CPN made it mandatory for all persons and organisations seeking to engage in the sale and/or use of computing facilities, and/or the provision of professionals services in computing in the Country to be registered by the Council and licensed to carry out such activities.
"It is definitely illegal to engage in computing professional practice without satisfying the above conditions registration and possess a current valid (practice certificate). "By the nature of the profession, which makes it possible for a lot of people to use IT tools in their daily day to day
operations, some people are now claiming to be what they are not. Also those who are not qualified to execute IT jobs are the ones getting it.
This is quite absurd and unacceptable to us; therefore, as professionals, you have to join forces with us in fighting the scourge," he said.