The Federal Government is desirous of ensuring that the entire country enjoys the benefits of information and communication technology. To achieve this aim, government has devised broad and flexible pathways to reach all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria, Minister of Communications, Dr Adebayo Shittu has disclosed.
He spoke in Enugu where he reviewed the benefits of the National ICT Roadmap which he said has improved infrastructure development, e-Government, industry development, capacity building, local content development and innovation in Nigeria.
At the 2nd Phase Sensitization Workshop on National ICT Roadmap for the South East, the Minister said the sensitization programme of the Roadmap 2017-2020 had been deliberately planned by the ministry as part of its post roadmap engagements in furtherance of its desire to broaden continuous consultations with stakeholders in the sector.
“The programme will serve as an avenue for private sector stakeholders and participants to cross-fertilize ideas and experiences, share innovations, build enduring partnerships so as to ensure the realization of the vision of government in putting in the ICT sector” he said.
He reiterated government’s commitment to ensuring that the ICT Sector realizes its full potentials as a viable alternative to diversification of the economy and weaning the sector from dependence on the oil.
“We fully recognize that developing the Roadmap can only bring maximum benefits to stakeholders if it is effectively implemented and we shall continue to provide the required enabling environment, incentives, and support towards ensuring the growth and success of our Industry players,” Shittu stressed
Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, who represented the state governor, described the workshop as timely noting that the state has complied with the use of ICT in government business.