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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

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Have you seen this?
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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
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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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THANK YOU

  • LOCAL CONTENT IN ICTDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

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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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