International software company, Microsoft has restated its commitment to partner with the Federal Government and other stakeholders in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry to put in place structure to boost ICT development in the country.
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Anglophone West Africa, Olayinka Oni, made this statement recently at the Lagos Business School where he addressed the Executive MBA class as a guest speaker.
While delivering his keynote address titled ‘Nigeria in the Information Age: The Role and Capacity of Government’, Oni said for Africa to improve its economic and global competitiveness, it was important to place ICT at the nerve centre of its activities. He drew example from advanced countries with an explanation that they enjoy their present status because of their technological advancement.
Oni lauded the effort of the present administration in advancing ICT, one of which is the inauguration of the Broadband Council to drive the implementation of the recently-approved National Broadband Plan 2013-2018 by the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson.