Importation of software is the bane of Nigeria’s ICT Reviewed by Momizat on . The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA, Prof. Cleopas Angaye, has described the absence of regulations on importat The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA, Prof. Cleopas Angaye, has described the absence of regulations on importat Rating:
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Importation of software is the bane of Nigeria’s ICT

The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA, Prof. Cleopas Angaye, has described the absence of regulations on importation of software products and services into the country, as a major challenge for the development of local software for the nation’s ICT.

Speaking at the formal presentation of a National Software Policy, Professor Angaye, claimed the production of local software is capable of stemming the current security challenges, in addition to reducing capital flight experienced with the importation of foreign software.

He promised that the agency will address the ineffective policy formulation and implementation procedure in order to nurture the growith of the local software industry.

Presenting a copy of the policy, chairman of the committee that produced it, Professor Oluwole Akinyokun, advised the federal government to promote the mass development of software human capital for the promotion of the nation’s emerging ICT base.

ICT is the world’s fastest growing body of knowledge that is transforming resource-based economies to knowledge-based economies and with the introduction of a National Software Policy, Nigeria is expected to be a major player in the global information highway.

 

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  • Dapo Awoyokun

    with these professors who do not have any practical experience in IT . It remains to be seen whether there is any substitute for a solid IT foundation in schools

  • http://www.facebook.com/ikem.ndubuisi Ikem Ndubuisi

    Can somebody help me talk to professor Cleopas that it is not policies that count.. it is the implementation.. the local software programmers like us are not celebrated internationally because there is no support or patronage from our people.. even the government budgeted 25 million for a software this year.. what kind of software is dat?
    i believe in Nigeria and i am currently workin on  A SOFTWARE FOR THE police force.. AND EVENTUALLY I WILL GIVE IT FOR Free…

    • http://twitter.com/nigerianlawyer Anayo Uchegbu

       The FG is structuring an $15m ICT venture fund to finance bankable ICT initiatives… do the needful

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