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Topic: The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation. LOCAL CONTENT IN ICT DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA . ‘DeRemi Atanda - Executive Director. 2012. The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation. Overview: What is National Economic Transformation?

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Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

Topic: The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

LOCAL CONTENT IN ICT DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

‘DeRemi Atanda -Executive Director

2012


The role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

Overview:

  • What is National Economic Transformation?

  • Can the ICT sector be a key contributor?

  • What place for Indigenous Software?

  • How do we make things happen?

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

Have you seen this?

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

Highlight of ICT Component of the National Transformation Agenda: (section 6.2)

  • 2011-2015 Proposed Investment : N22.2 Billion

    • 0.19% of total 2011-2015 investments by MDAs

  • Development of 10 year strategic plan

  • Development of Infrastructure particularly global connectivity

  • Creation of enabling Environment that encourages PPP

    *Source: National Planning Commission Web site

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

ICT in National Budget (% of Total):

*Source: Budget Office of the Federation website

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

  • What Economic transformation do you want to see in the next few years?

    • Paint a picture

  • How much of this can come from the ICT-software sector?

    • Success stories/examples abound.

    • Window remains open/we are NOT late

  • What is the local content imperative in the whole of this?

    • Nobody can like our country more than we do

    • We owe future generations a legacy

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

ICT INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • ICT sector growing at a fast rate & has become 4th largest contributor to GDP

  • Software sub-sector holds unlimited potentials for Economic Transformation

  • Local content policy on software yet to be activated

  • Many small players in software sector & a large number trying to do same thing

  • “Made in Nigeria” still looked down on

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

ICT INDUSTRY OVERVIEW (cont’d)

  • High cost of funds – zero venture capital & no Govt. sponsored/promoted software projects

  • No incentives to promote the development of the software sub-sector

  • Innovative and brilliant youths waiting to be encouraged that it pays to stay around

  • High demand for skills with good compensation outside our shores

  • Success stories NOT celebrated…

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

Moving Forward:

  • Sincere Recognition of the potentials of the software sector for economic transformation

  • Facilitation of affordable capital to create and sustain enabling environment

  • Implementation of local content policy on quick-win, high-impact projects

    • Drivers’ License, Micro-Finance, Payroll, Pensions, Examinations, electronic-payment, etc.

  • It is NOT about protectionism but National Diginity

    • Creating home-grown wealth to lend to other nations

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

Moving Forward:

  • It is NOT about protectionism, it’s about:

    • Taking responsibility for economic transformation

    • Creating conducive environment for economic growth

    • Preservation of National Dignity

    • Attracting Foreign Investment

    • Creating Value and attracting wealth

    • Empowering our youths for the future

    • Giving Nigeria a GOOD Name

    • And very many more

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

THANK YOU

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


Topic the role of indigenous software in national economic transformation

The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

NATIONAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION LEXICON…

  • Easy access to credit

  • Increased GDP

  • Investment destination of choice

  • High employment rate

  • Net exporter of software

  • Average Nigerian better off than today

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

2012


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