Pantami stated this in a statement signed by Dr Femi Adeluyi, Technical Assistant, Information Technology to the Minister on Sunday in Abuja.
”The Report observed that the country’s GDP grew by 1.87 per cent year-on-year in real terms in Q1 2020.
”It is noteworthy that the ICT sector contributed 14.07 per cent to the total real GDP in Q1 2020, higher than its contribution a year earlier, which was 13.32 per cent and in the preceding quarter, in which it accounted for 13.12 per cent.
”This contribution is unprecedented,” he said.
He said the Federal Government strategic policy direction included inclusion of Digital Economy in the mandate of the Ministry, unveiling and implementation of National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy as well as National Broadband Plan, among others.
He called on all sectors to take advantage of the government’s new focus on the digital economy to enable and improve their processes through the use of ICT.
“This would enhance the output of all the sectors of the economy and boost Nigeria’s GDP,” he said.
Edited By: Chidinma Agu (NAN)https://nnn.ng/ict-contribution-of-14-07-to-nigerias-gdp-unprecedented-pantami/