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Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has called on IBM, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Avaya, Lenovo, Oracle and other ICT players to invest in the country.
He argued that whereas Africa is the new destination of choice for global investments in ICT infrastructure, hardware or software and other smart devices, Nigeria is the exact country to invest considering the market availability and flexible policies of the government.
“We are looking for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that will come to Nigeria to establish their plants, collaborate with us in human capacity development as we are set to establish the ICT University.”
Addressing the gathering at the Africa Investment Forum, organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in collaboration with Pinnacle Consult of U.S, Shittu, urged them to invest in the 16 young Nigerian startups, sponsored by government to showcase their software, apps and creative innovations at the exhibition.
After each of the startups took time to make presentation, the minister, admitted that the apps and products displayed by the young innovators were indeed worth investing on.
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