ISPON Urges Government to Spend Computer Software Acquisition Budget

The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON has urged the federal government to spend the N15billion provision for ‘Computer Software Acquisitions on local software. The body stressed that the move would increase job creation among Nigerians.

The President of the umbrella body of all software practitioners in Nigeria, Olorogun James Emadoye stated this in Lagos last week.

This call was made by the ISPON president, Olorogun James Emadoye recently while speaking in Lagos. According to him, “If 70 per cent of the over N15billion had been spent for software in Nigeria, the impact would have been felt in all facets of the economy with the ability to generate many billions of naira along the value chain.”

Emadoye stressed that, when the association heard about the figure for ‘Computer Software Acquisitions’, it took the initiative to inform Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the need to patronise software Nigeria in the real meaning of software Nigeria and not foreign software that is sold by installation and customizing agents in Nigeria.

He said ISPON believes that patronizing made-in-Nigeria software will create millions of jobs for Nigerians and set the country on the path of self-sufficiency in software.

 

Temidayo Badmus

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