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Ict for National Development

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Information and Communication Technology as Viable Tool for Achieving National Development: A Case Study of Nigerian ICT Sector
By
Ibrahim Muhammad Ibrahim,
Jigawa State Institute of Information Technology (JSIIT), Kazaure. Email: Ibrahimq7@gmail.com, Phone: 08137167587
Abstract:
The world today had metamorphosed and shrinked to a global village not because of the geographical distances and barriers have been overcome, but because of the major advancements in information and communication technology (ICT). The success of organizations, individuals, nations, businesses, working and many other daily undertakings, to a large extent today, depended on ICT. Nigeria recent trends in ICT have brought about many businesses and employment opportunities, new ways of doing things such as information storage, internet, GSM Kiosks, networking, entertainment, games, mobile banking and e-governance. Developing nation like Nigeria has the potential of becoming one of the top economies in the world, if it runs at extraordinary speed in the creation, adoption, and enforcement of relevant ICT policy, provision of infrastructures, gadgets and services to the community through ICT. This paper endeavor to highlight and review ICT status in Nigeria using SWOT/PESTLE Analysis, the significant and role ICT can play as a major revenue sector in terms of GDP contribution to the nation economy, running government machinery, social services and income generation in the quest for the sector to propel Nigeria into top economies of the world.

Key-words: GSM Kiosks, GDP, SWOT/PESTLE Analysis, ICT gadgets, internet, income generation, economy.
Introduction:
In Nigeria today, information and communication technology (ICT) has become an important factor in economic growth and development. The greatest indicator is the formulation and evolution of mobile telecom industries and IT policies, as well as the empowerment of independent regulator...
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