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A Higher National Diploma student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, Olamilekan Abolade has emerged as the new national president of Nigeria Association of Computing Students, NACOS.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that Abolade became the first ever polytechnic student in history to hold that position of national president of the student association, while MAPOLY becomes the first polytechnic to host the National Secretariat of the association.
NACOS is umbrella body all students studying computing related courses (computer science, information technology, information system e.tc) in Nigeria which was founded in July 1993 with over 500,000 members all over the 6 geopolitical zones of the federation. NACOS is also the student body of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS)
PLATFORM TIMES further reports that the election which was held at the 21st National Convention of the association which was an hybrid (physical and online) event was hosted at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi state from 17th – 19th November, 2020.
It was gathered that the result of the election was official declared by the Electoral committee Chairman, Comr. Orutu Willams on 20th of November, 2020 which was presented to the Now immediate past president Comr. Abubakar Sadiq Hassan.
The theme of the convention was Information Technology: A Panacea for National Development which gathered speakers from all spheres of technological angles
PLATFORM TIMES also reports that the 22nd National Executives of the association were officially inaugurated on Wednesday, November 26, 2020 by the National President and Deputy President of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof. Adesina Sodiya and Dr. Aliyu Muhammad Sirajo respectively where the new president was officially co-opted to become a member of NCS NEC as an observer.
During the inaugural speech of the New President, he laid emphasises on working strongly with the Past Presidents and other key stakeholders in the IT sector to achieve the aims and objective of the association which he believe by the Grace of God his administration will be a great turning point for the association.
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