The Sectoral Working Group (SWG) of the Nigerian Content Consultative Forum on Information and Communications Technologies (NCCF-ICT) has elected Mr. Pius Okigbo Jnr as its chairman for the next two years.
Mr. Okigbo Jnr, the Chief Executive Officer of InfoSoft Nigeria Limited with extensive experience in ICT deployment in oil and gas, is a former President, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) took over the NCCF-ICT mantle from the Executive Director at Systemspecs, Mr. Deremi Atanda, whose tenure expired recently.In his inaugural speech, Okigbo Jnr said in Lagos at the weekend that his administration will narrow down on specifics and achievable goals.
“Goals that yield tangible and demonstrable results,” he declared.
The Incoming Chairman posited that to challenge the status quo, NCCF-ICT must be bold and deliberate so as to deliver hope and value to the younger ICT generation in the Oil & Gas sector. He expressed optimism of achieving any set goals because he believes that the brain power to think outside the box resides within this working group.“I therefore appeal to all of us to put on our thinking caps to do the needful and conceive of workable solutions for our industry,” he urged.
Equally he commended his predecessor, ‘DeRemi Atanda, for a job well done, stressing that he took up a role that was extremely challenging but has smoothened the path to build on, assuring that is what his administration intends to do. He anticipated a harmonious relationship with the board of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in moving the sector forward.
Okigbo Jnr was later presented with his letter of credence from the representatives of NCDMB led by the Coordinating Secretary/Education and Training, Mr. Abisoye Akinlade and NCCF-ICT focal person, Mr. Uchenna Onyekaonwu.