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Institute calls for collaboration in use of IT to fight corruption

The Computer Forensics Institute of Nigeria (CFIN) has called for collaboration of the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) in the use of Information Technology to fight corruption.

The President of CFIN, Dr. Peter Olayiwola, made the call at the 2nd Annual Dinner/Award Night of ISACA, Abuja Chapter.

ISACA is an independent, nonprofit, global association that engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems.

ISACA provides practical guidance, benchmarks and other effective tools for all enterprises that use information systems through its comprehensive guidance and services.

It defines the roles of information systems governance, security, audit and assurance professionals worldwide.

Olayiwola said there were many areas the two organizations could collaborate for the development of the country, particularly in fighting corruption.

“When we talk about fighting corruption in this nation I believe CFIN and ISACA have a role to play.

“ISACA as an association is in-charge of auditing information that has to do with computers, making sure that necessary control is in place to prevent those who want to use computer to steal money.

“Our organization also has a role to play by developing the investigators who are going to investigate and prosecute under the new Evidence Act which is new to the country.

“So, I believe that the two organizations have a role to play to assist this country, particularly now that this country is being labelled as very corrupt nation.

“With both of us working together we can assist this country in fighting crime,” Olayiwola said.

Prof. Cleaopas Angaye, Director-General, National Information technology Development Agency (NITDA) in a goodwill message, called for the collaboration of the association in the development of Nigeria’s ICT sector.

Angaye, represented by the Mr. Olonipekun Jonathan, Acting head, Human Resources and Administration, said the door of the agency was open to individuals and organizations who  were ready to assist in the development of the nation.

 “We appreciate what ISACA is doing in the development of the ICT sector but there is still need for the association to collaborate with NITDA and other relevant IT institutions in the country,”Angaye said.

Earlier in a speech, Mr Ikani Yunusa, President of ISACA, Abuja Chapter, urged members of the organisation to use their skills for the development of the country.

Yunusa also urged the association’s award recipients to continue doing the things that earned them the awards.

“To come out as a top scorer in a professional examination like ours is not an end to itself but the beginning.

“Therefore, I implore you to go for cutting edge industrial experience that will stand you among your peers,” he said.

Yunus said the award was meant to inspire ISACA members to attain greater heights in their careers and promote professional excellence.

Mr. Saliu Olanrewaju, an award recipient, commended the association for the award and advised its future leadership to sustain the standards that had been raised by the present leadership.

Miss Chidinma Chukwuemeka, a recipient of the December 2012 Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Top Scorer Award, advised Nigerian youths to embrace the opportunities in ICT.

“Embracing ICT is one thing you can never go wrong with, the reward may not come immediately, it is something that will be of high benefit in the future,” Chukwuemeka said.

The dinner witnessed presentation of awards to individuals in various 2012 ISACA Certification Examination and outstanding Performance.

The June 2012 Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) Top Scorer Award was presented to Mr. Adefokun George and Mr. Arowora Oluwatimilehin.

The December 2012 CISA Top scorer Award was presented to Mr. David Phelps.

The June 2012 CISM, Certified Information Risk Information System Control (CIRIC) and Certified Governance Enterprise IT (CGEIT) top scorers awards were presented to Ms. Asma’u Atta, Mr Ogunji Joseph, and Mr Peter Anyaduba respectively.

The December 2012 CISM Top Scorer Award was presented to Mr Bamidele Ajayi and Miss Chidinma Chukwuemeka, while the December 2012 CGEIT and CRISC top scorers awards were presented to Joshua Olley and Mr Olafusi Taiwo.

The Meritorious Service Award was presented to Mr Ikechukwu Eke, Mr John Itaha, Mr Saliu Olanrewaju and Mr Adeyinka Olatungase.

The Outstanding Performance award was given to Mr Jame Olotu, while the Outstanding Partnership Award was o presented to Philips Consulting.

Also, ISACA Fellowship was presented to NITDA and Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), while the 2012 Highest Employer of ISACA Certified Members award was presented to CBN.

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