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Omobola Johnson, Nigeria's Minister of Communication Technology

The Nigerian government has expressed concern over high ICT costs incurred by its ministries and departments.

This emerged at a public sector ICT infrastructure forum on information security and the Public Presentation of ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Certification to Galaxy Backbone Plc in Abuja.

Galaxy Backbone is the Nigerian government’s ICT agency.

The government questioned a proposed N4.5 billion budget for ICT infrastructure by some selected Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs). It noted the infrastructures could have been installed at a lower cost and higher standard by Galaxy Backbone.

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, said some MDAs were deploying ICTs individually, while a pooling of resources would be more effective.

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