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1 Impact of ICT Local Content and Innovations on National Development 1

2 Presentation Outline o Introduction o Impacts of Indigenous ICT on the National Development Move in Nigeria. o Local Content and Poverty Alleviation o Local content and ICT innovations in Nigeria o Local Content and Feedback Mechanism o Conclusion 2

3 Introduction  Nigeria as a nation has a plan, strategy and polices for growth.  However, her over reliance on oil is militating this: 95% of total export earnings over 83% of Federal Government revenue generating more than 40% of GDP  Hence, a need to diversify the economy 3

4 Introduction (Cont’d) … and ICT became one of the sector for diversifying the economy This led to the promulgation of the NITDA act 2007 and Nigerian oil and gas development bill in

5 Introduction (Cont’d) NITDA Act 2007 The goals of the Act are:  to drive indigenous innovation.  develop the local content industry  establish the intellectual right and protect standard While the Oil & Gas Act was to:  increase indigenous participation in the Oil and gas industry  the use of local services and materials and  promote transfer of technology and skills to Nigerian staff and labour. 5

6 Introduction (Cont’d) …Assuredly, ICT has emerged as a force to reduce the imbalance between the lower, middle and elite classes. And the goals of the Local Content Development in Information and Communication Technology (LCD-ICT) confirms this! The LCS-ICT has the hidden potential of generating wealth 6

7 Introduction (Cont’d) Figure 1: LCD-ICT Structure 7

8 Impacts of Indigenous ICT on the National Development Move in Nigeria  ICT is impacting all other sectors for over all national development The Testaments includes the following sectors o Industries o Health o Research and Development o Financial and banking o Telecom o Education o Agricultural o Oil and Gas o Military 8

9 Impacts of Indigenous ICT on the National Development Move in Nigeria (Cont’d) o Industries Sector SMEs are the main drivers of economic growth SMEs, cottage industries and others uses ICT in driving their productions and services. SMEs have increased sales and reduced the cost of advertorial tasks With ICT, SMEs now leverage business opportunities around the globe 9

10 Impacts of Indigenous ICT on the National Development Move in Nigeria (Cont’d) o Health Sector Connectivity to ICT facilities by teaching hospitals to aid healthcare delivery ICT has promoted telemedicine o R&D Sector A study by UNESCO in OAU revealed that Internet earned 17.26% of sources of research materials. And research materials ranks second with a percentage of 53.42% in use of internet by researchers. 10

11 Impacts of Indigenous ICT on the National Development Move in Nigeria (Cont’d) o Financial and Banking Sector IPPIS have saved Nigeria of over N120bn o Telecom Sector Now contributes meaningfully to the GDP This sector & information services sector contributed 8.68 % the economy in the rebased GDP 11

12 Impacts of Indigenous ICT on the National Development Move in Nigeria (Cont’d) Telecommunication and information service (before rebasing) Telecommunication and information service (after rebasing) 12

13 Impacts of Indigenous ICT on the National Development Move in Nigeria (Cont’d) o ICT or Internet Usage 13

14 Local Content and Poverty Alleviation o Knowledge gained through ICT does not only give power but creates wealth and alleviates poverty o World Bank’s study shows that companies that use ICT grow faster, productive and profitable. o Moreover, LC Act requires every sector where ICT is deployed uses minimum of 51% local content of the workers 14

15 Local Content and Poverty Alleviation (Cont’d) Figure 5: Local Content and ICT for Wealth creation … tapping the potency in ICT for national development 15

16 Local content and ICT innovations in Nigeria  The LC Act, which is meant to: grow and provide an enabling environment for indigenous ICT and telecom companies help them to widen their frontiers so that they can build human capacity, come up with world-class innovations that can easily compete globally … with this on ground … 16

17 Local content and ICT innovations in Nigeria (Cont’d) … then stakeholders in the ICT took this challenge in measuring up to their demand in the NITDA Act 2007 These stakeholders includes: ISVs, OEMs, Networking infrastructure companies, MNCs, MDAs, ODMs, ISPs, NCS, CPN, ISPON, and others 17

18 Local content and ICT innovations in Nigeria (Cont’d) … through some of these stakeholders, much innovations have being produced. This includes: o Malaria Destroyer Game; a digital knowledge-entertainment and educational mobile game. o Nigerian Constitution Blackberry App. o REMITA: an e-payment solution. o Clicrec o e-identity card from the NIMC o and lots of others 18

19 Local Content and Feedback  Having enacted the Act, NITDA and other organizations were saddled with it enforcements.  This enforcement is to feed govt. back on effect of the policies in the Act.  Hence, there is a need for measuring the impacts of this Act on national development.  The paper designed a proposed model for receiving this feedback. 19

20 Local Content and Feedback (Cont’d) Figure 6: Local Content Act Feedback Mechanism 20

21 Local Content and Feedback (Cont’d) Figure 7: A Relational Diagram between MDAs – NITDA – S&Os 21

22 Conclusion  The LC Act was a timely, for it positions Nigeria to join the fastest growing economies in the world – BRICS and to be one of the first 20 economies in the world.  This is achievable giving the impact of ICT/Telecom to the nation’s economy and GDP.  Furthermore, the paper modelled the target of the NITDA guidelines on NCD-ICT. it enumerated some impacts of the Act on the nation’s economy. and developed a feedback mechanism.  All relevant bodies (NITDA, CPN, …) needs to form a synergy in realising the aims for overall national development 22

23 Thank you… 23


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