NATIONAL POLICY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Information Technology (IT) is the bedrock for national survival and development in a rapidly changing global environment, and challenges us to devise bold and courageous initiatives to address a host of vital socio-economic issues such as reliable infrastructure, skilled human resources, open government and other essential issues of capacity building.
In addition, an Information Technology policy built on reliable human resources and infrastructure constitutes the fundamental tool and ;means of assessing, planning, managing development change and for achieving sustainable growth.
It is for this reason that every progressive country has a national IT policy and an implementation strategy to respond to the emerging global reality and thus avert becoming a victim of the digital divide.
A developing nation like Nigeria, that aspires to participate effectively and become a key player in the emerging Information Age needs to have in place, a highly efficient Information Technology system driven by a vibrant national IT policy.
To make Nigeria an IT capable country in Africa and a key player in the Information Society by the year 2005, using IT as the engine for sustainable development and global competitiveness.
To ‘USE IT’ for:
- Creation of Wealth
- Poverty Eradication
- Job Creation.
- Global Competitiveness
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