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Nigerian government commits to 2015 digital economy

March 13, 2012 • Top Stories

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology Omobola Johnson said the Federal Government had pledged its commitment to a digital economy by 2015.

Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology (image: leadership.ng)

She made this statement at the 2012 edition of the Nigeria Digital SENSE forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) in Lagos over the weekend.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is said to be working on a program which will provide computer and internet facilities to the country’s secondary schools.

Johnson added that the digital economy is inaccessible to majority of the populace .

“We are committed to ensuring that the country develops a shared vision for the Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) sector,” she said.

Johnson said ICT drives the way people connect with government, adding that it bridges the gap between the government and the people.

 Segun Adekoye

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