‘Leadership principles are pivotal in the ever changing IT world’

by Jumoke Akiyode-Lawanson

March 6, 2018 | 1:03 am
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Femi Adeoti, managing director/chief executive officer, Africa operations at Inlaks, has emphasized the importance of leaders empowering and coaching team members in order to enable growth in today’s ever evolving technology environment.

Adeoti who spoke at the Information Technology (IT) Merit Award and Investiture ceremony organised by the Nigeria Computer Society, Ogun State Chapter in Abeokuta said that ‘Information Technology is at the center of everything we do in the world today and it is important for leaders to have the right leadership skills to survive in the ever changing ICT industry.’

Delivering a keynote address at the event on the theme: ‘Leadership, Attitude and Success in IT profession’, the ICT expert said that successful leaders have the ability to inspire, motivate and act as mentors to the people they are leading.

‘The essence of leadership is to have a clear vision, establish goals and provide team members with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve those goals,’ he said.

According to him, integrity is one of the top attributes of a great leader and this entails consistency of actions and a deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the circumstance. Integrity, according to him, is what establishes the leader on a solid ground. He cited the Law of the Lid, Law of influence and the law of empowerment by John Maxwell as some of the leadership principles that every leader must embrace to become effective.

‘I commend the outgoing executives for their service and leadership to the Nigeria Computer Society Ogun State Chapter and urge the incoming executives to consolidate on the efforts of their predecessors. I also congratulate the awardees who have been recognised for their contributions to the ICT industry. We must all play our part as individuals and as a community to ensure that Nigeria becomes the country of our dreams,’ Adeoti emphasised.

The Ogun IT Merit Award and Investiture ceremony, attracted Government officials, academicians and professionals from the ICT industry, including: ‘Bunmi Adebayo, Special Adviser, ICT, Ogun State and representative of the Ogun State Governor, ‘Dayo Adeneye, Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ogun State, Adebayo Dada Akinde, Professor of Computer Science and past president of the Nigeria Computer Society , Femi Williams, GMD, Chams Plc, Jonathan Nwosu, Registrar, Babcock University, and ‘Bukola Onashoga, HOD, Computer Science, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; amongst others.

Inlaks is a leading system integrator in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company partners the leading OEMs in the technology industry to provide world class information technology solutions that exceed the needs of customers.

Over the years, Inlaks has built a reputation as the foremost ICT and Infrastructure Solutions Provider, helping customers effectively seize new market and service opportunities.


Jumoke Akiyode-Lawanson

by Jumoke Akiyode-Lawanson

March 6, 2018 | 1:03 am
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