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ADDRESS BY THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, PROF TURNER T.
ISUON,

 

AT THE

 

 INAUGURATION OF THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TASKFORCE ON

AUGUST 31, 2004 AT

ABUJA

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen,

 

 

The implementation of the National Information Technology policy in the last
three years has created an environment which enabled both the public and private
sectors to contribute to the progress we have made in the areas of awareness,
institutional capacity and infrastructure, and in human resource development.
The major thrust of our policy implementation approach in the beginning was to
achieve massive public sector awareness and appreciation of IT and its benefits
to modern governance, business, wealth creation and indeed all spheres of life.

 

The energies we channeled into awareness drive at the Federal level through the
various public sector conferences and trainings have indeed been well
worthwhile. I can now proudly say that many sectors in the public domain are
sufficiently enlightened to begin a more conscious implementation of other
aspects of the policy relevant to them.

 

Unlike in the recent past, IT now receives more than passing attention in most
government Ministries and departments. In just three years, so much IT related
programs and projects have been initiated in the public sector that government
has had to institute an audit and harmonization of all IT projects in the
sector.

 

Gladly also, our strategy has rubbed off well on the private sector. An
immediate example is the government certification of the products of four
indigenous computer hardware companies for the purpose of public IT procurement,
especially PCs. The ultimate objectives are to bring the price of computers down
drastically and make them available in every home and office just like
television and radio sets.

 

The unprecedented growth would not have been possible without a deliberate,
planned and sustained sensitization program. Those who have been impatient with
our progress are perhaps not aware of our strategy. We have proceeded on the
principle of

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