FG to implement ICT policy

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The Hon. Minister of Communications, Dr. Adebayo Shittu said the federal government has put in place framework for the implementation of the ICT policy .

The minister made the disclosure  at a two Day Ministerial Retreat at  the University of Ibadan International Conference Centre, Ibadan , with the theme: “Mobilizing ICT Institutions for Driving Economic Recovery and Growth”.

According to him, the major objectives of the retreat is to build a synergy between the Ministry and its Agencies, strengthen the policy framework and agree to targets for the future. These would lead to improved ICT delivery since it is an emerging technologies.

“The Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) affirms that a vibrant Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector is required to drive and expand national production frontiers across all sectors of the economy”

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Abdullaziz Mashi Abdullahi said  the retreat will leverage on  the strategic and pivotal role of the Nigeria’s ICT Sector to drive the nation’s economy through its value added services to the growth of many other sectors and as an overall enabler of socio-economic development in the society.

Abdullaziz said that the outcome of 2017 retreat led to the development of the ICT Strategic Roadmap, which has been approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC). 

“The retreat is to carry out robust deliberations and recommend decisions which will translate into policies for economic growth.

The retreat would contain 6 syndicates session which would be put into a Communique to be read at the the end “

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