A 400 level student from the Department of Computer Science, Federal University Lokoja (FUL), Gift Ahmed, has been praised for his brilliance and unique innovation exhibited at the just concluded '2022 Techies Week' organised by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Kogi State Chapter which took place at the College of Health Sciences (FULCOHS) Auditorium, Adankolo Campus.
During the exhibition which he titled "Digital Automations," Gift showcased his new invention, that seeks to automate routine tasks and common processes in our everyday life, to the admiration of participants who focused on him with rapt attention. In his practical demonstration, the young inventor and data scientist explained that his program profers solution to problems that involve repetition and allows people to automate their daily tasks.
Another student from the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Aina David Ayodele also exhibited his innovation tagged "Web Based Electricity Bill Sum Up Power Consumption" and equally received prizes at the two-day event that was attended by members of the University Management, academics/scholars, secondary school students from the host community, as well as members of the computer professional body (NCS) who joined the session both physically and remotely (even outside the country) via Zoom.
Similarly, a special exhibition which was described as "phenomenal" was presented virtually by another inventor and Alumnus of the University, Mr Morgan Victor who used the opportunity to unveil his innovation, WaoCard (a business card with multiple possibilities) in his presentation titled "Why Business Card in a Digital Age." Morgan, a programmer/founder, WowWow Innovations and co-founder, CODEFEST International, was commended for his innovative ideas and invention.
Earlier, we reported that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi bagged the "Tech for Good Award" during the NCS Techies Week in recognition of his giant stride in ensuring that FUL is ICT-driven through the application of cloud technology and ICT tools in all the University's operations, the remarkable effort which the organizers noted was impacting positively on the University, thereby making FUL a better place. The award was presented by Mr Bayo Onimode, Coordinator, NCS North Central Zone along with Dr Oluwakemi Ayodele, the State Chairperson, NCS.
In the same vein, the former MD/CEO SIDMACH Technologies Nigeria Ltd, Elder APS Arogundade, a philanthropist and founder, APS Youth Foundation, received the "Information Technology Executive of the Year" award, while Professor Sunday Adewumi, ICT Director, Professor Francisca Oladipo, HOD Computer Science and Director, Quality Assurance (newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Thomas Adewumi University, Oko, Kwara State) and Dr Emeka Ogbuju from the Department of Computer Science, were equally honoured with awards of recognition/certificates of appreciation for their respective roles in ICT development and contributions to the advancement of the Kogi State Chapter of NCS through their engaging monthly webinar presentations during the period.