The Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Peter Jack, has said telecentres have the capacity to create 1.2 million jobs in two years if adequately nurtured.
The NITDA Boss, who spoke in Abuja at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between NITDA and Four D Associates, said most of the centres were not sustained due to lack of business orientation.
Jack, however, stressed that in order to ensure effective utilisation of telecentres that the Central Bank of Nigeria, Bank of Industry and Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency would have to play crucial roles in the deployment of Telecentres.
He said: “The new idea will be to train them on comparative business advantages their various communities have over others especially in the area of agriculture.”
According to him, nations like Brazil, Bangladesh and United States have good Telecentres model which Nigerian could adopt.