Professor Charles Uwadia has been re-elected as the President/Chairman-in-Council, Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN) for next two years.
Professor Uwadia was elected unopposed at the IT Assembly/Annual General Meeting of CPN held at the NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja.
Also elected as the Vice President/Vice-President/Vice-Chairman-in-Council, is Mr. Kole Jagun.
In a brief chat with IT Journalists immediately after his swearing in, the President spoke on the agenda for the Council in the next two years:
"We have worked to stabilize the profession, we now going to focus on more visibility for CPN. The head office has been moved to Abuja, we are becoming more visible to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Government. We are a Regulatory Body, so we should be regulating MDAs. Most of these MDAs do not know us; so they tend to do things in their own way.
"So, we would work more vigorously with the MDAs to propagate the use of IT across board, IT education and IT in education.
"Of course, there is a renewed attention to e-Government; we already have a Committee in that respect. We will move further.
"We want to lead digital literacy among government officials; the executive, legislature and judiciary. It is a big venture, but we want a situation whereby those involved in law-making, those governing and others adjudicating will know that IT is all about.
Reiterating the President‘s comments, the Vice President/Vice-President/Vice-Chairman-in-Council, Mr. Kole Jagun also said they are out to implement the Act establishing CPN: "We work as a team; the President is the team leader while I am his lieutenant. The past two years we have been working on stabilizing the Council and the profession. The next thing is to make it relevant to the professionals and also make sure that our mandate as indicated in the Act is properly followed and fulfilled.
"The mandate is that we are supposed to regulate the profession. We now want to follow the letter of the Act. That is to make CPN relevant to members and other stakeholders."