Covenant University has honoured the Chief Executive Officer of New Horizons Nigeria, Mr. Tim Akano, at its tenth year anniversary celebrations held recently at Ota Ogun State.
Akano was honoured alongside ten outstanding Nigerians from various walks of life for their immense contribution to the growth of human capacity and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) development in Nigeria and Africa.
The chief executive officer was honoured by the University for his pioneering role in being the first to integrate ICT International Certification based training into the university academic curricula in Nigeria. The programme has also been adopted by the Federal Government and has produced thousands of competent and internationally certified IT Professionals from undergraduates of Covenant university.
A statement from the company said: “The award is in recognition of New Horizons’ partnership with the university in raising graduates with ICT-savvy skills and certifications for the global market as well as connection to the core values of Covenant University,” according to a statement from the university authority.
Akano, while receiving the award, pledged not to relent in bringing innovative products and solutions that would make Nigeria and Africa become the first outsourcing destination for IT-Professionals in the world in the next ten years. He explained that Cyber Apartheid remained one big challenge facing Nigeria today, which government was yet to address.
He suggested the massive deployment of technology in fighting cyber threats and cyber terrorism and the immediate passage of cyber law for the country by the National Assembly.