As measures targeted at improving the growth of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Nigeria, the National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has informed of plans by the country to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with countries including Israel, India, China and the United Arab Emirates. According to NITDA, the partnership will cut across various segments of the ICT industry including eGovernance; eCommerce; hardware and software development; mobile applications skills development, among others. A document by NITDA made available to The Guardian, showed that the agency was keen as building an ICT ecosystem targeted at increasing Nigeria’s ICT contributions to the world. The Director General of NITDA, Peter Jack, who admitted that the country’s ICT industry is still bereft of the required skills that will make it more competitive on the global scene, noted that this challenge and others including funding is currently been addressed by the Federal Government.
THE GUARDIAN PG. 38 (WEDNESDAY October 22, 2014)