ICT policy talks 9 Mar

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Image: Omobola Johnson, Nigeria's Minister of Communication Technology. By BiztechAfrica
Omobola Johnson, Nigeria's Minister of Communication Technology

Nigeria’s Communications Ministry has pegged 9 March as the date for talks on the country’s draft ICT policy.

The Ministry of Communications Technology said in a statement that a meeting would be held with stakeholders in Lagos next week to discuss the country’s proposed ICT policy.

The draft policy was released early this year, and aims to harmonise existing policies to reflect new realities and form the basis of a master plan for Nigerian ICT development.

Minister Omobola Johnson has stressed the need for agreement on a plan for ICT development goals, and an implementation roadmap that includes funding requirements and timelines.

The government aims to ensure that all Nigerians are given access to ICTs and that new technologies are harnesses as an enabler for development.

Earlier, the Ministry said it had held talks on the draft policy with industry bodies including the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria; the Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria; the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria; the Nigeria Internet Group; the Nigerian Computer Society; the Information Technology Association of Nigeria; the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria and the National Association Telecoms Subscribers.



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