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The Federal Government has approved the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Roadmap to facilitate the development of the ICT industry and increase its contribution to the nation's GDP.

Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdur-raheem Shittu, disclosed this yesterday while declaring open the 2017 Information Communication Technology and Telecommunication Expo (2017 ICTEL Expo) held at the Eko Hotels in Lagos.

He said the ICT Roadmap was a fundamental component of the government's Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP 2017 - 2020).

Among the key components to be delivered this year, according to him, are: hosting of the Smart Cities Summit (August 8-9, 2017); Establishment of an ICT University and the Establishment of a National ICT Park and Exhibition Centre at the Abuja Technology Village.

Others include: the establishment of a secretariat for the implementation of the e-government master plan and the establishment of the Electronic Document management system.

The minister added that the government had also concluded plans to initiate the establishment of a specialised ICT Development Bank to cater for the needs of the industry.

Also speaking at the event, the President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Dr. (Mrs) Nike Akande CON, said Nigeria had witnessed, "phenomenal growth in its ICT sector over the past two decades, but there are still enormous potentials yet untapped. This Expo is one of the major platforms that offers opportunity to unlock these potentials."

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Opeyemi Kehinde

Quelle/Source: AllAfrica, 26.07.2017

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