In age of internet shutdowns, digital inclusions and digital rights, Nigeria seems to be playing catch-up.
These were the challenges highlighted by Monilola Udoh, Nigeria’s Director of ICT, Ministry of communications at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2019 (#DRIF19) which held yesterday at Radisson Blue Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
A program supported by Paradigm Initiative.Monilola urged for more collaboration amongst active stakeholders across board, saying since the Ministry of Communications was created in 2011, not much has translated into actionable change.
“Nigeria is a country of ironies and Government cannot achieve this alone,” she said. “We don’t have the resources and the right attitudes.”
This was after citing an instance where some goods useful for governance in ICT was gotten from the EU but no one was willing to do the paperwork for the instruments to leave the ports.
And after 13 months of stalling, someone finally stood up to filing the case files which took less than a month before it was finally released.Udoh also hinted that 70% broadband penetration was the 2022 goal for the ICT sector.