He was then awarded the Leadership in technology Award of African Forum Scotland which was presented by Phil Gormley Chief Constable of Police Scotland. John Obaro founded SystemSpecs which became Nigeria’s foremost indigenous software house. He is a committed advocate and promoter of indigenous software development initiatives and a role model for encouraging promising and successful young entrepreneurs. He received the AFS Award for his leadership and outstanding contribution to software and IT development in Africa. John was recognised as Nigeria’s IT Personality of the Year 2013. In honour of his work, the Technology Centre within Centre for African Research & Development Scotland was formally named the “John Tani Obaro Centre for IT Development”.
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