The Abuja Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) honored key players in the information and communication technology industry and leading organizations during its 2022 Awards Dinner held at the Convention Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.
Among the organizations awarded are the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Galaxy Backbone, Topnotch Educational Services Ltd, Data Analytical Privacy Technology, Hipernetix Technology Ltd, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC ), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Ltd.
Speaking on the occasion, over the weekend, ISACA Abuja Chapter President, Mr. Emmanuel Omoke, emphasized the need for IS/ICT professionals to build the nation through the development of audit, assurance, security, governance, control, risk management, cybersecurity, network administration and analysis systems as well as accounting and forensic analysis.
The President of the occasion, Professor Isa Pantami, who is also Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, commended ISACA for the association’s many initiatives as a driving force in creating and maintaining trust. in our digital world, which has become increasingly difficult in an era where security, privacy, and high-level ethical missteps have become commonplace.
The keynote address on “The Digital Revolution: A Game Changer in Extending the Frontier of Transparency in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry” was delivered by Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari, Managing Director of NNPC Ltd, ably represented by Mr. Lukeman Giwa, Managing Director of IT Policy and Strategy.
CEO of NNPC Ltd commended ISACA for its services, comprising over 165,000 professionals, who work in a variety of IT-related professional positions in IS/IT, audit, risk, security and governance systems , as well as educators and regulators in more than 180 countries.