- Nigeria has been described as the most viable Information Technology (IT) investment destination in the world
- The description was given by director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa
- He urged the world not to overlook Nigeria because by 2030, there would be a global shortage of 85 million IT professionals
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A message has been sent to the world about Nigeria's capabilities in the IT sector.
The message was sent by director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, Inuwa said Nigeria is the most viable Information Technology (IT) investment destination in the world.
He disclosed this while addressing an international audience of tech giants at the 2023 Digital Life Design (DLD) conference in Munich, Germany.
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Nigeria has every capability to become an IT giant
Going further, he insisted that Nigeria ticks all the boxes in terms of size, population, youth demography, government support, legal and regulatory framework.
He went further to predict that by 2030, there would be a global shortage of 85 million IT professionals.
He consequently advised the world not to overlook Nigeria when it comes to digital technology.
"The average age in Nigeria is 19; we have a demographic advantage. We will become the global IT talent factory. You can live in Nigeria but work for Western companies, the start-ups offering this are already there. India has been leading and we need to do something about that.”
Federal govt agency NITDA shortlisted for awards in Germany
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) was shortlisted for the Digital Communication Awards (DCA) for its campaign on Digital Innovation for Economic Prosperity.
NITDA was named in the public affairs category alongside the Irish Pharmac*eutical Healthcare Association, PLMR Communication of the United Kingdom, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Wirtschaftskammer Österreich and IHK Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Kiel, Germany.
The DCA, hosted by Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Germany, was launched in 2011 as a contest in digital communications on practical and academic levels. An expert jury comprising leading practitioners and academics review outstanding online projects and campaigns.