ISPON President Chris Uwaje

The president of Institute of Software practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Chris Uwaje, says the country’s ICT sector needs constructive engagement and support to help it catch up with development in the rest of the world.

He was speaking at the annual ISPON President’s dinner in Lagos.

Uwaje said challenges to software industry growth in Nigeria included a shortage of skills, a lack of infrastructure, a lack of industry data and a lack of effective local demand. He called on government for more ICT industry funding and support, and said new incubation centres would help to drive Nigerian software development

“We must become a nation of IP creators and owners to progress,” Uwaje said.

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