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Awards – NITMA


National Information Technology Merit Awards – NITMA

NITMA is an annual event organized by Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) to acknowledge, celebrate and reward corporate organizations and individuals who are outstanding in their various Information Technology (IT) practice and have also contributed immensely to the development of the profession in Nigeria.

NITMA is awarded only to companies and individuals with valid licenses to practice Information Technology (IT) in Nigeria i.e must be registered by:

  1. Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN)
  2. Nigeria Computer Society (NCS)
  3. Corporate Affairs Commission (for corporate organizations)



Venue: The Haven

Via Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral

Oba Akinjobi Way, GRA Ikeja, Lagos

Date: December 13, 2013 | Time: 5:00pm prompt

Seat Reservation Here

IT Personality of the Year 2013 – Nominees:


Dec. 8th – 12th, 2013

  1. Andy Nwani – Managing Director, Dataflex Nigeria Limited:

Andy Nwani - MD, Dataflex Nigeria Limited

Andy Nwani – MD, Dataflex Nigeria Limited

Andy Nwani is the founder and Managing Director of Dataflex Nigeria Limited, one of the foremost Information Technology Solutions Companies in Nigeria. From a Company of just three employees, the company has grown to having a Staff strength of over 100. Since its inception over two decades ago, he has led Dataflex to evolve from a small organization pushing boxes to a company providing enterprise ICT services to mid range and large scale companies across Nigeria. The operations of Dataflex are nationwide, with the organization providing ICT solutions that cut across the length and breadth of Nigeria. In the next few years, Dataflex would foray into the West African market with its plan to set up a presence in Ghana. >> read more



2. Mr. Austin Okere -  Managing Director, Computer Warehouse Group:

Austin Okere

Austin Okere – MD, Computer Warehouse Group

Austin Okere is the Chief Executive Officer of Computer Warehouse Group, one of the fastest growing Information and Communication Technology companies in

Africa today.

Computer Warehouse Group was founded by Mr. Okere in September 1992. It has grown over the years from just a computer hardware supply company to a Pan-African Multinational Systems Integration Corporation with direct operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Cameroon, and serving customers in 17 other African countries. From an initial annual turnover of under a million dollars, CWG now has a turnover of about US$120 million, and staff strength of about 550 professionals.  >> read more


3. John Tani Obaro – Managing Director, Systemspecs Nigeria Limited: WINNER!

John Obaro - MD, Systemspecs Nigeria Limited

John Obaro – MD, Systemspecs Nigeria Limited

John Tanimola Obaro is the Managing Director of Systemspecs Nigeria Limited, a company he has nurtured from a 5-man Partner Agent of Systems Union, UK in 1992 to become a leading provider of the most widely deployed indigenous human capital software solution (HumanManager) and the most innovative and acceptable financial remittance solutions not only in Nigeria but also within the West African sub-regional market (Remita). These home-grown products are synonymous with the trademark for highest quality business software solutions most sought after in Nigeria today. The tons of indigenous, regional and international awards with which SystemSpecs has been conferred since inception attest to its all-round exceptional success. >> read more

4. Yele Okeremi – Managing Director, Precise Financial Systems Limited:

Yele Okeremi - MD, Precise Financial Systems Limited

Yele Okeremi – MD, Precise Financial Systems Limited

Yele Okeremi is the founding and incumbent Managing Director of Precise Financial Systems Ltd: A company that is involved in the development of software for use in the financial sector. Starting out with a capital of about $80, Precise Financial Systems has grown into a multi-million dollar concern with clients in over 30 countries.


He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (With Economics) from the Obafemi Awolowo University and a Masters in Business Administration. He is an alumnus of the Wits Business School, Johannesburg South Africa and the prestigious Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. >> read more







Past Nominees and Winners

IT Personality of the Year 2012 – Nominees:

  1. Ernest I. Osagie – Pubisher,
  2. Hassan U. Alao -  MD, Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited
  3. Juliet Ehimuan Chiazor -  Country Manager, Google Nigeria – WINNER
  4. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria


IT Personality of the Year 2011 – Nominees:

  1. Austin Okere – CEO, Computer Warehouse Group Limited
  2. Funke Opeke – CEO, Main One Cable Company Limited
  3. John Obaro – CEO, Systemspecs Limited
  4. Leo-Stan Ekeh – Chairman, Zinox Technologies Limited – WINNER
  5. Mitchel Elegbe – CEO, Interswitch Limited

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