" ITREALMS: Absence of socio-economic data bane of Nigeria ICT growth -Gov Mimiko

Friday, July 31, 2015

Absence of socio-economic data bane of Nigeria ICT growth -Gov Mimiko

The executive governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko has blamed Nigeria’s stunted Information and Communications Technology (ICT) status on absence of social and economic data, reports ITRealms.

He called on the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) to consider harmonizing technology ideas from different ICT groups in the country, into a common vision that will guide the development of ICT nationwide.

Mimiko who was represented by his deputy, Lasisi Oluboyo,ITRealms gathered,gave the advice while declaring open, the 12th International Conference of NCS in Akure, said Nigeria as a country, has skilled manpower with technology ideas, but lacks the platform for harmonization. He challenged the NCS to assemble the finest technology brains in the country in order to drive national development with ICT.

He eulogized the Ondo State Residency Card, commonly referred to as 'Kaadi Igbe Ayo', which he said is a home-grown solution that would further enhance the people oriented programmes and projects of the state. , stressing “The card project is primarily aimed at service delivery management and not for identification."

ITRealms reports also that the President of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), Prof. Vincent Asor, corroborated the Governor, saying that Information Technology (IT) as a tool for national development cannot be overemphasized. He said CPN is currently working on new ways to register all IT professionals in the country in order to have a comprehensive database of IT professionals that will enhance collective development of the country.

 "CPN is working on a new certificate that will identify IT professionals in the country,that will also help in eliminating quackery in the system," Asor said.

The outgoing President of NCS, Prof. David Adewumi in his keynote said this year’s  theme, 'Information Technology for Inclusive Development,’ was carefully chosen to drive thoughts towards using IT for national development, considering the fact that development in all ramifications, is pivoted in information technology.

Cyriacus Nnaji/GEE with additional report from ThisDay.
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