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DG NITDA: Nigerian IT growth at 30% annually

Prof. Cleopas Angaye

The Director General of Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Cleopas Angaye, has revealed that Nigeria’s IT industry is growing at the rate of 30% annually. He made this known during an address in Calabar at a conference on Cloud Computing in Nigeria. He said that there are 45 million internet users in Nigeria currently and gave hopes to the policies of the agency.

He said, “We believe that the enabling environment and regulatory framework provided by the policy will provide the needed incentive for the innovative skills of the youthful Nigeria population, and this will eventually translate the Nigerian software industry to be highly competitive. It will be able to create employment, stimulate the growth of IT-enabled services, reduce cost of running business in Nigeria and increase investors’ confidence.”

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