By Olubunmi Adeniyi
March 29, 2012: The swearing-in of the new leadership elected to run the affairs of the Joint Action Committee on Information Technology Awareness and Development (JACITAD) for the next two years held today with the body renewing its vision to reposition as a critical stakeholder in the ICT industry.
The highpoint of the swearing-ceremony which was attended by a sizable number of its members was the administration of oath on the newly-elected executives by a member of JACITAD Electoral Committee, Ejiofor Agada.
The new team pledged that they will devote their time, energy and resources to run the affairs of the influential body of Nigerian ICT journalism.
In his remark, the new President of JACITAD and Founder of Technology Times, Shina Badaru said “the new authority of the office that we have been invested in by JACITAD is one we hold as a public trust.”
Badaru who made a presentation on the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat (SWOT) analysis of JACITAD urged his team that, “we must start to run the affairs of JACITAD like business, serious business.”
“JACITAD of our vision is the one that will begin to deliver value and benefit to our members”, he said.
As part of the activities to realize the JACITAD vision, he says that the new executive members of JACITAD will, within the next two years, stimulate discussion among members on issues such as organizing conferences as well as embarking on partnership programmes with stakeholders in the ICT industry.
In beaming a spotlight on the ICT industry, the new President says that the new administration would focus on producing high quality news reportage and coverage that will help to foster growth across various sectors of the ICT industry at large.
As earlier promised by the new executives to create a world-class JACITAD website, it announced today that the pre-release version is now live on the Internet, www.jacitad.org.ng.
Badaru said the new website is open up for the general public review and comment, while adding that it will become a one-stop shop profiling all journalists covering the ICT beat in the Nigerian media industry