Nigeria launches local content guidelines

Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology has unveiled new local content guidelines for the Nigerian ICT sector.

In a move aimed at increasing the scale and scope of the domestic ICT market and facilitate its growth, Minister Omobola Johnson announced the new guidelines at the eNigeria 2013 conference.

Johnson said that with the presentation of the Nigerian Content guidelines, Nigeria had reached a significant milestone in its journey to the target of 50% local content in the ICT industry.

She said the new guidelines would enable the local ICT industry to contribute meaningfully towards the achievement of national development targets; and would stimulate and increase the production, sales, consumption of high quality information technology products and services developed by indigenous companies that serve the needs of the local and global market

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