The acting Director-General of the
Daura, who was represented by the Deputy Director, Corporate Strategy and Research, Mr.
The duo is seeking government's collaboration in the forthcoming GITEX technology exhibition slated for October in
"What we are trying to do in this case is to take what we have at home to the international level while the policy applies to all Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at the federal level that companies and public institutions can only patronise foreign software only when they are not available locally," Duara stated.
He said government was committed to doing more by taking stakeholders from the country to GITEX 2014, because of the envisaged benefits from the yearly event, adding that
The director-general of NITDA however expressed confidence that
He advised that IT experts in the country should step up their game by participating in foreign exhibition so as to expose their products and services to the international community.
Duara, who underscored that IT innovators needed to be showcased at such forum like the GITEX IT exhibition slated for October, said it was only by participating in such events that investors can buy into their products.
He explained that returns on investment in IT sector in the country were usually made in one year. In a remark, Al-Rais said about 75 countries participated in the event last year, adding: "We are targeting 25,000 visitors from
In his contribution, Ojo added: "For foreign investors to invest in Nigerian businesses, they need to know the value proposition, the return on investment.
"The area where we miss it in the value chain is in the area of expertise, we want the companies over there to showcase Nigerians during the exhibition which will further encourage partnership. The GITEX platform will bridge such gaps in distance which will further guarantee trust and reduce the risk exposure."
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