The Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria (ITAN) was established in March 1991 by a unified group of technology companies, to promote IT literacy and digital penetration in Nigeria. The secondary purpose was to promote and advance member companies interests in the areas of government policy formulation in the ICT sector, advocacy to government on technology initiatives, IT policies as well as trade promotion.
ITAN has over the past years become the foremost IT sector industry association; bringing together ICT companies providing IT services, IT hardware assembly and IT infrastructure solutions.
ITAN is not only a leading voice in the Nigerian ICT industry but also a tech association with laudable international affiliations across the globe; fully recognized by the federal government of Nigeria.
With over 350 corporate members across Nigeria, ITAN has successfully collaborated with the federal ministries, departments and agencies in the development of the ICT sector.
Brief history membership link
greater than 200
Membership category types
Regular Member,Associate Member
Differences between membership categories
Regular members are core ICT companies manufacturing ICT hardware locally or importing ICT hardware for distributing or retail within Nigeria and West African Sub region. The Associate members are the corporate organisations using ICT to run their establishment and Government agencies supporting ICT industries and utilizing ICT for their operations.
We also have other associations that are interested in ITAN activities and are using ICT as tools for development as interest group
To engender a new Nigeria powered by Information Technology.
To pursue with vigor, the accomplishment of an Information society and knowledge economy using diverse and cutting –edge digital tools and means.
Established a foundation or other legal entity
ITAN is registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission to operate as an association limited by guarrantee
Link of bylaws
Our bylaw has not been uploaded to our website yet.
Annual Business Plan
Business plan link
No. of Directors
Every 2 years
Serving term of BOD
2 years term renewable once
Chairman of BOD
Duration of Chairman
2 years renewable once
How often does the BOD meet?
List the different Committee’s
Finance and Administration Committee
Event & International Conference Committee
Social & Welfare/dispute resolution Committee
How often do your Committee’s meet? IE. Annually, Monthly
Quarterly and on emergency
Description each Committee’s
Executive committee is the highest authority in the association, they meet quarterly or as the need arises to approve programs of the association.
Finance Committee is in charge of budget, income and expenditure including salaries and every other expenditure of the association.
Event & Intern. Conference committee is responsible for the planning and execution of both local and international conferences and events.
Social and Welfare Committee is responsible for taking care of members need as well as liaison with the government agencies on matters that affect association members.
Audit/ Legal Committee is responsible for checking the associations finance books and budget monitoring.
Additional links of Committee’s work
Every 2 years or as the need arises
Elects of Committee’s
Board of Directors
Duration of serving term Committee’s
2 years or as necessary
Chairman serve on a Committee’s
2 years unless otherwise reviewed
Who elects the Chairman of your Committee’s?
The committee members
How often do your Committee’s meet?
We may elect add hoc committee to for special occasions like election committee etc
Operations Section Secretariat
Title of your Chief Executive Officer
Titles of each staff member
List the main sources of revenue for your association, with one being the highest
Describe financial challenges in creating future revenue
Slow membership drive
In addition to traditional sources of revenue, what alternate sources are you considering? Please give specific examples
Trade and international events
Financial condition of association changing
Association to deal with these challenges
Yes, we are carrying out some recruitment campaign and doing some massive publicity
Association's estimated annual budget
Association employ an outside certified accounting service
Association employ an outside payroll firm
Association hire an outside, independent audit firm
Lessons Learned/Best Practices
Describe of associations membership recruitment strategies
Going to the Higher Institutions to encourage IT students to consider self employment after graduation.
Advertising the activities and benefit of the association to the general public.
Participating in Social activities to get to potential members
Best practices that we are willing to share in event and meeting management
Growth of the industry and of the ICT worldwide
Advice to new associations
Be focus and be hardworking ready to make sacrifices
Advice to existing associations
Remain focus and self sacrifice
Member recruitment strategies effective within our association
Explain our strategies
We are getting new members though not in the quantity expected
Description of member benefits
Member services are the most popular
Challenges/strategies for growing our association
Any additional information that you feel would be helpful in establishing, maintaining, and expanding an ICT association.