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President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd

President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has been urged to put his priorities right by making Information and Communications Technology first in his developmental agenda for the country, ITRealms reports.

Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Gbenga Adebayo, speaking to newsmen in Lagos recently, stated that in transforming the economy and Nigeria, in the dispensation of governance, local content should be key.

Adebayo further said that “The new administration will do well by making local content a key issue. Protection of local industry and creating a very strong local content policy in ICT will make the sector more vibrant and further contribute to economic development,” ITRealms learnt.

On his part, Chairman of Mobile Software Solution and a former President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Chris Uwaje, said President Buhari should endeavour to give weight to the legislation on national software policy for Nigeria to drive the Local Content Act 2010.

He stated that the President-elect, Buhari should be viewed as a CEO, challenged with the task of governing the 180 million Nigerians, adding that he can only succeed in the new mission if he applies Infotech, supported by IT professionals.  

 “Buhari should ensure that all boards of the Federal, State and Local Government Areas with the executives, judiciary and legislature are incorporated to ensure the appointment of IT experts on their boards for him to succeed”, he stated. Speaking to ITRealms, Uwaje said the president-elect must establish a litmus package for the IT industry so as to be able to build commensurate capacity for global competitiveness.

Cyriacus Nnaji /ED,OPs

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