The former President, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, Dr. Chris Uwaje, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Business Morning, said that the educational system has a lot of role to play if the industry would grow to the desired level.
He maintains that there is need to build the local content in the industry and that the youths should be encouraged to be innovative.
Local software industry is said not to be growing at the pace it ought to, at least when compared to that of other developing nations.
Nigeria’s Software Industry is said to be potentially a 6 billion dollar industry and can surpass the contributions from the oil industry, especially as the software industry is not a capital intensive sector.
However, the potentials that abound in the industry are yet to be tapped.