Operator hinges sector’s growth on local content
TO improve on the growth of Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, the implementation of local content policy has been described as a major facilitator.
In addition, faster implementation is also seen as panacea to checking the influx of sub-standard ICT products and services from other climes into the sector.
Chief Executive Officer of Omatek Ventures, Florence Seriki, who disclosed this, during the visit of the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, to Omatek Factory in Lagos, reiterated the need for the FG to focus on technology sector even as much ado is given to a diversified economy in Nigeria,
She said: “Omatek will be 30 years by 2016 and we thus far created a solid foundation by showcasing to the world that Nigeria is a hub of innovation and creativity leveraging not just desktop hardware technology but also solar power tech solutions.”
Though many ministers have come to see what we do here at Omatek by way of showing support and see the need for government to begin to look in the direction of indigenous players in the technology industry to drive key sectors of the economy.
“But record has it that to bridge the digital gap in Nigeria government really has to look inward. And we at Omatek have demonstrated skill, capacity and innovation to be able to handle national projects as we have exemplified in various federal tertiary institutions, banks, Ministries, Department and Agencies for both federal and state governments and the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSC).