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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

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?

  • 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

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Have you seen this?

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

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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

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The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

ICT in National Budget (% of Total):

*Source: Budget Office of the Federation website

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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The Role of Indigenous Software in National Economic Transformation

THANK YOU

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

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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

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