Nigerian software sector calls for support

Following its recognition with a global quality award, Nigeria’s software sector has called for support in developing the industry.

Nigeria was one of 72 countries to receive the International Arch of Europe software quality award from Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D) Europe recently.

Nigeria’s Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, (ISPON) says the award acknowledges that Nigerian software is of world standard, but that the sector needs help to grow. ISPON President Chris Uwaje has called for global support and investment, as well as for a national software development master plan.

He says the Nigerian software industry has the potential to generate USD10 billion a year in foreign exchange in the next three years, given the right environment.

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