About Us

ISPON was formed in 1999 with the aim of creating an enabling environment for local content developers to thrive locally and internationally.


Membership of the association cuts across different categories tailored to fit a diverse range of software developers, software testers and users.


Global Outreach Partner to Silicon Valley Forum, USA. Profiled in the UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2012 for her Software Advocacy in Nigeria.


Facilitating international trade, organizing trade missions, ensuring  international enquiries for trade opportunities are channeled through to members.


  • ISPON’s Courtesy Call on the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu
  • ISPON & ONC Forge Strategic Partnership
  • ISPON Engages NITDA
  • ISPON & BPP Forge Strategic Partnership
  • ISPON gives free passes for the DEMO AFRICA 2014 event.
  • Software is Eating Hardware – Lessons for Building Magical Devices
  • Demo Africa 2014 – Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Annual General Meeting & Elections
  • ISPON President Dinner 2014
  • ISPON attains Global Outreach Partner status
  • ISPON Condemns NIS Recruitment Scheme

    ISPON in collaboration with the College of Innovation and Technology Management (I&TM) at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea has engaged and undertaken a Software Industry Dynamics and Innovation research project as an initiative critical to the development of the knowledge economy of the ECOWAS Sub Region.

    Advocacy on NOTAP/CBN verification on the transfer of Foreign Exchange by local and foreign companies on Software contracts.

    * Propagated the Federal Government Directive via a Circular from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies on “Patronising Made in Nigeria Goods: Procurement and use of Locally Assembled Computers by all Federal Establishments”.

    * ISPON’s advocacy led to the establishment an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Software and the birth of the Nigeria Software Development Initiative (NSDI).

    1a. Corporate (Professional): Corporate Organisations that generate revenue from Software Development, Testing or Sales.

    1b. Corporate (Academic): Secondary and Tertiary Institutions that make use of Software (not necessarily for revenue generation).

    2a. Individual (Professional): Professional Software Practitioners who develop software in IT Organisations or non-IT Organisations (e.g Banks, Hospitals, MDAs e.t.c).

    2b. Individual (Academic): Professional Software Practitioners who teach/lecture in Secondary/Tertiary Institutions as well as Students/Undergraduates who are studying this field.

    3a.  Partner (Professional): Corporate Organisations that make use of Software to aid their services (e.g Telcos, Aviation, e-Commerce Stores e.t.c).

    3b. Partner (Academic): Corporate Organisations that promote the use of Software as well as train/develop budding software talents. (e.g Educational Hubs, Acceleration Centers e.t.c)


    1. Download registration form and fill appropriately.

    2. Submit completed form, supporting documents and registration fee (or proof of payment of registration fee).

    3. ISPON Membership Committee reviews submitted documentation and takes a decision.

    4. If successful, an Official Certificate of membership will be issued.

    1. Company Profile which should also contain Executive Management Team, Company Contact, Product/Solution Profiles, Partnerships, and Reseller Status. (at least 2 Directors of the Company should be Software Developers)

    2. Three (3) years Gross Turn Over from Company’s’ Software and software related activities).

    3. Certificate of Incorporation.

    4. Recent Tax Clearance Certificate.

    5. Proof of Software Developed (links to hosted applications can be submitted).

    6. Proof of Membership of NCS and CPN or pledge to register with them.