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Spend 70% software budget on Local Solutions—ISPON

Mr. Olorogun James Emadoye, president of the Institute of Software Practitioner of Nigeria (ISPON) has revealed that “the next battle field for globalization will be of constructive National Policies and Strategies on software, digital Security and Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoTs)”.

However, other sensitive areas, he said, includes, but not limited to: Empowering the Youth and the New Creative Class; Understanding and Classifying Software as essential products such as Food & Drugs; Devote great interest to promoting Digital Games with African Content; Engaging and facilitating Access to Mobile Broadband technology/IPv6 and reduce the unavoidable Africa e-Culture Shock of 21st Century.

But to deepen the advantages, Emadoye said President Mohammad Buhari will do well by ensuring that the 70% of the over N15Billion budgeted in 2016 for Computer Software Acquisition is spent only on software produced by Nigerians and Nigerian companies.

“The concept of fear and/or ignorance of Technology and Information Technology in particular (in top government policy-makers and informed citizens) have become a critical factor for the advocacy of e-readiness for the financial transaction Ecosystem.

“Government-to-Government (G2G) process automation is fundamental to the actualization of the objectives set forth in our National Economic Empowerment Development Plans; and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

“These plans are focused on how Government-to-Citizen (G2C) interface can grossly benefit the citizenry. Above all, G2G is critically essential to facilitate and accelerate the transformation and enhancement of the vital component of Government-to-Business (G2B) processes.

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