Science & Technology

Expert tasks FG on good policies in ICT sector

Published

on

Mr Femi Efunsanya, Information and Communications Technology (IT) expert, on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to improve infrastructure by formulating policies for capacity building in the ICT sector.

Efunsanya, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MDOT Solutions, an ICT firm, told the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos that adequate power supply and broadband for Internet, would trigger growth in the sector.

He said this intervention became necessary as the ICT sector was a viable source of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the country.

“People, who invest in the infrastructure for the Internet both from within and outside Nigeria will find it profitable to do business in the country.

“People who use the online platform to train and learn and market their products will also find it profitable.

“Many youths, who are engaged in the ICT, have had to change from it to do some other things because the sector lacks the infrastructure to make their work profitable,’’ he said.

He stressed that good policies would also assist in creating an enabling environment for the ICT stakeholders and investors, both foreign and local.

Efunsanya said that the Nigerian citizens were talented enough to compete globally in any sector but were being hindered by poor infrastructure, policy instability among other factors.

The CEO said that many countries as India, Japan, America among others, had developed and improved their economy through the ICT, adding that Nigeria should borrow a leaf from those countries.

“It is heartening to know that Nigeria is currently going through a transition phase by diversifying from oil to other sectors including the ICT,” he said.

He expressed optimism that if the sector received the much-needed attention, it could generate more IGR than oil.

Edited by: Oluyinka Fadare

Controlled by Yemi Idris-Aduloju

Lagos govt urges people to disregard ethnic, religious jingoists SSANU postpones National Delegates Conference Hoodlums invade Sen. Folarin’s residence, cart away items worth N200million FCT palliative items are safe, secured – Minister Lagos Govt says website not hacked Buhari salutes Kessington at 85, says he has provided opportunities for many #EndSars: NGO cleans up debris from aftermath protest in Surulere Police, vigilantes thwart bandits’ attack in Niger Flood: Gastroenteritis hit 328 in Kebbi NSCDC records 512 civil, criminal cases in Kano State #EndSARS: FOMWAN appeals to protesters to sheath their sword Hoodlums attack Customs command, injure officers #ENDSARS: NASFAT sets up N10 million relief fund for victims Ekiti State raises alarm of looting of poisonous food items #EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalise NLC, INEC, SEMA, others in Calabar DPR seeks collaboration with NUPENG, PENGASSAN on COVID-19 management in industry #EndSARS: MURIC sympathises with media houses Chieftain urges president to intervene in Bauchi APC crisis World Polio Day: Pediatrician urges regular vaccination to maintain zero status #EndSARS: Minister urges youths to embrace peace to foster development Youths Nigeria’s greatest asset – Plateau CP Re-issued—COVID-19: NCDC records 77 new infections in Nigeria Protesters set Zik’s statue ablaze in Anambra Police nab 13 over alleged armed robbery, possession of unlawful firearm in Niger  Gov. Matawalle says 31 illegal miners deported from Zamfara #ENDSARS: Group laments effects of protests on Nigeria’s SDG achievement COVID-19: NCDC records 77 new infections #EndSARS: Water resources minister meets stakeholders in Jigawa Club chairman says Self-Measured Blood Pressure monitoring now very necessary in football   Para-soccer coaches urge NGOs to invest in league to raise game’s standard Sassuolo pull late comeback to deny Torino first win in Serie A Bamford scores hat-trick as Leeds United end Aston Villa’s winning start India seeks closer ties with Nigeria as trade volume reaches $14 bn  #EndSARS: Akeredolu lifts curfew as peace returns to Akure Water Resources Bill, derived from 4 existing Nigerian laws — Minister EndSARS: Lawmaker earmarks N10m relief for victims Hoodlums loot relief materials in llorin Okei-Odumakin urges govt. to address citizens’ grievances Arik Air resumes flight operations Oct. 24 Protests: Yoruba forum tasks community security groups, leaders to restore peace Hoodlums loot C’ River COVID-19 palliative warehouse Why we didn’t distributes looted COVID-19 palliatives, Osun food committee #EndSARS :Young moms  appeal to youths to shun violence, embrace dialogue #EndSARS: OPC cautions arsonists in South-West states #EndSARS: Muslim forum condemns attack on public, private establishments EndSARS: PDP suspends political, electioneering activities #EndSARS protests: NANTS orders traders to adopt security measures, shut markets if necessary Lagos govt relaxes curfew from Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rivers Assembly confirms commissioners ahead of LGA election Disaster Risk Reduction Day: FG to sustain sensitisation against fire disaster -Minister