FG to address local OEMs’ challenges- NITDA boss

Director-General of NITDA, Dr. Vincent Olatunji,:PHOTOS: technologytimes.ng

Director-General of NITDA, Dr. Vincent Olatunji,:PHOTOS: technologytimes.ng

Federal government has reiterated its willingness to address challenges faced by indigenous Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Speaking during a courtesy visit to Beta Computers Limited, a local ICT manufacturing company in Lagos, during the week, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, Acting Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), said that discovering the challenges confronting the indigenous ICT companies will help Government develop appropriate intervention strategies

“The unprecedented growth in the use and adoption of various digital technologies for communication and computing in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized.

“Discovering the challenges confronting the indigenous ICT companies will help Government develop appropriate intervention strategies and collaboration opportunities, the advantage being the ability to promote common industry ICT standards, build human capital and leverage global alliances”, Dr. Olatunji said.

Mr. Will Anyaegbunam, managing director of Beta Computers Limited, expressed the Company’s gratitude over the visit and the DG’s call for the patronage of Nigeria ICT products, stating that it will create huge opportunities.

The Ag. Director-General affirmed that NITDA is going all out to enact enabling Laws with the aim of criminalizing non-patronage of indigenous ICT brands, especially by MDAs and other relevant stakeholders.

He further advised OEMs to comprise quality, standards and safety as the Government is eager to build ICT capacity for the development of the nation.

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