• the INDIGENOUS software developers PROFESSIONAL body.

  • 21 YEARS championing the advocacy for application and utilisation of LOCALLY developed software.

  • JOIN US and lend your VOICE as we continue the PROPAGATION of software Nigeria

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Membership Categories.

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

Member Benefits.

Benefits of professional associations go both ways, what members can come together to do for the profession and what the association can offer to members. What ISPON offers to its members include but are not limited to:


Access to cutting edge information on the local and international software industry.


Opportunity for certification to be a preferred vendor or technology contractor with MDA's or organizations in the private sector

Career Placement.

We provide information on jobs in top information systems companies and corporate recruiters as well as allow members to post their resumes.

Education Discounts.

Information on select programs with our partner tertiary institutions and professional certification bodies.


Opportunity to deepen existing business relationships and make new contacts with others who have common interests and similar business concerns.


ISPON members have opportunity to speak at various ISPON events, and serve on the board of various government policy bodies

About ISPON.

ISPON is the industry professional body for indigenous software developers and practitioners in Nigeria. Established in 1999 with the aim of creating an enabling environment for local content developers. She has been in the forefront of championing the advocacy for the application and utilisation of locally developed software in order to boost our economy, GDP and give Nigeria an alternative to oil as a revenue earner.

Our Mission.

To impact on national development and the software ecosystem through innovation, sustainable development and pervasive application of Nigerian software and services in all spheres of human endeavor.

Our Vision.

An innovative, rewarding and inspiring Knowledge Society empowered by the self-sustaining values, processes and products of software and related services.

Strategic Partnerships.

º Office for National Content in ICT (ONC): This partnership sees the listing of indigenous software companies in Nigeria on a national portal and ensures the monitoring of software local content compliance throughout the nation.

º Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP): This sees the scrutinizing of all software tenders', making sure that software required that is already existing in the local space can only be sourced locally, same for software not yet existing but which we have the capacity to develop locally before the importation of foreign software is considered.

º Silicon Valley Forum: Global Outreach Partner with Silicon Valley Forum which sees the transfer of Nigerian software startups to Silicon Valley in the US.

Ongoing Advocacy.

º Implementation of the Executive Order 003: Closely working with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on the implementation of the Executive Order 003 recently signed into law by the Presidency.

º Bank of Industry (BoI): Discussions on instituting an intervention fund for the software industry. This fund will make available working loans for projects by software companies.


ISPON President to Deliver Keynote

The President of ISPON, Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu is billed to deliver the Keynote at the Global Power Platform Bootcamp 2021, Lagos, Nigeria. It's a free event driven by user groups and communities around the world, for anyone who wants to learn more about Microsoft’s Power Platform. (Read here)


The Director General of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim recently hosted the new National Executive Council of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) at the NOTAP headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city. (Read here)

Who Decides Social Media Policy?

This report serves as documentation of progress made to date in Phase One of the multi-stage programme envisaged. A 2-day Workgroup forum was conducted to get a clear understanding of the issues of Social Media usage as well as to articulate a possible high-level roadmap for policy development. (Read here)

ISPON Social Media Policy Advisory

We are pleased to release to the public the report, Who Decides Social Media Policy? developed by the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President in collaboration with ISPON based on the deliberations and meeting notes of the workgroup meetings of December 3rd & 4th 2020 (Read here)

Python Nigeria Talk-Shop

Python Nigeria will be hosting a virtual Talk-shop on Friday, 18 December, 2020. Please endeavour to register as only registered attendees will be sent the meeting link.
(Register here)

ISPON Social Media Policy Advisory

A memo from ISPON on collaboration with the Office of the Presidency on a working group to design an approach to social media policy that protects all and promotes its use in a positive and productive way.
(Read here)

Building the Python Community

ISPON is working with Python Nigeria to build the python community from 5,000 to 50,000 in 2 years. It's a project we are committed to and are excited at the challenge it poses. More details will be divulged as we make progress.

ISPON National Executive Council.

Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu (FNCS)


Chuks Onyebuchi (FNCS)

1st Vice President

Bimbo Abioye

2nd Vice President

Lanre Adelanwa

General Secretary

Dr. Abiodun Falade


Wahab Sarmi

Chairman, Policy & strategy Committee

Peter Ogedengbe

Chairman, Membership Committee

Bunmi Okunowo

Chairman, Media & Publicity Committee

Adekunle Ajiboye

Chairman, Diaspora Committee

Dr. Yele Okeremi (FNCS)

Immmediate Past President
  • Immediate Past President, Olorogun James Emadoye (FNCS), Dr. Yele Okeremi (FNCS) President and Peter Ogedengbe, Chair, Education and Capacity Building Committee during the oficial handover media parley.
  • ISPON members at the Annual General Meeting 2018.
  • Recipients of the ISPON Professional Fellowship conferred at the ISPON President's Dinner 2018. Engr. Simeon Agu (awarded posthumously, received on his behalf by Mr. Michael Igietsemhe, John Obaro (received on his behalf by Dr. Emmanuel Eze), Sen. Liyel Imoke (honorary fellowship), Barr. Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications, Olorogun James Emadoye and Chris Uwaje
  • DG of NOTAP, Dr. Dan-Azumi Ibrahim and James Emadoye with a document of strategic partnership between NOTAP and ISPON.
  • Cross Section of NOTAP, NITDA and ISPON officials during the meeting on strategic partnership for supporting the growth of a vibrant local software ecosystem.
  • Minister of Communications; Barr Adebayo Shittu, James Emadoye and Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu during the signing of a strategic partnership between the Ministry of Communications and ISPON.
  • James Emadoye and Inye Kemabonta; former National Co-ordinator, ONC after signing a strategic partnership between ISPON and ONC.
  • Engr. Ahmed Abdu; former Ag. Director Generalof BPP and James Emadoye after signing a strategic partnership between ISPON and BPP

Get In Touch With Us.

We would like to hear from you; complaints enquiries, comments, suggestions or advice. Feel free to drop by our office, give us a call or send us messages via the following details:


8, Oduduwa Way
G.R.A, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Contact Numbers:

234 808 531 7869
234 803 300 5005
234 813 286 9927



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