An Abuja based Information Technology analyst, Mr. Ibe Nwosu says the call by the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) to the federal government to address quackery in the Information Technology sector is an indictment of the body under the Ministry of education charged with the control and supervision of the computing profession in the country.
CPN had in Lagos last week through its President, Mr. Vincent Asor challenged the federal government to help them address quackery in the IT sector, saying it has the capacity to generate N4.5 billion annually, if the government is able to regulate the IT profession in Nigeria.
But Nwosu in his argument said CPN is already empowered by the act that set up to control and supervise the computing practice in the country.
“This is like transferring your responsibility, which you have the power to control to your principal. What this means is that those in charge at CPN lacks the will power to carry out its functions in the computing profession,” Nwosu said.
He added that CPN does not need federal government intervention for the computing profession to be rid out of quackery, stressing that CPN as constituted can flush out quackery in the Nigerian IT practice and made every IT practitioner to register with it.
The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) is a body under the Ministry of education charged with the control and supervision of the computing profession in the country. It is primarily charged with the responsibility of building-up local Information Technology (IT) capacity as well as the regulation of IT practice in Nigeria.