Johnson Urges Active Utility of ICT Contents in Nigeria

 Nigeria Ministry of Information and Communications Technology ICT, Omolola Johnson

From Benjamin a ameh, Lagos

 Nigeria Ministry of Information and Communications Technology ICT, Omolola Johnson has urged citizens to embrace the use of ICT, pointing out that ICT is as vital as water and electricity.

The Ministry touring various states for ICT Literacy and Awareness Campaign revealed this during the Awareness Campaign from state to states with thousands of local residents participated in the drive campaign.

“Using ICT enables you to easily access a variety services without difficulty. It is in this regard that we all have to be passionate about technology in our daily activities,” says she while addressing the press men on the importance of ICT.

In her different, she compared the daily use of water and electricity to that of ICT, because it is essential everywhere and in every practice till date.

“ICT campaigns are helping local residents to behold and understand the various services offered by companies and how they can be used.”

The minster, said that nowadays Nigerians can access various services online which helps them to save time, money and energy while requesting services like filling a complain in court.

Johnson called upon all residents to embrace ICT for their own benefits and development. She commended private sectors for being good partners with the government to drive technological levels noting that “When we drive ICT, we literally develop our economy and self-reliance.”

Speaking further, ICT boss noted that this campaign assists local residents to learn what ICT can easily contribute to daily performance in various activities.

“The National ICT literacy and awareness campaign in Nigeria aims at increasing public literacy and awareness on the opportunities and benefits offered by the use of online and mobile-enabled services and products among local communities.

“It brings together Government institutions offering online services, all Telecom Operators, all Banks, TV suppliers, Phone suppliers, and other private sector institutions.

“The campaigns also target to boost the usage of ICT contents and applications to increase ICT Knowledge among Nigerians. “This will aid people like business personals to learn the potentials of ICT in motivating competitiveness, efficiency, transparency as well as civic participation.

“The government of Nigeria has significantly transformed the way business and society uses technology by heavily investing in information and communications technology, since the inception of the first national ICT strategy and plan in 2000.

“The Ministry of ICT in collaboration with other Ministries as and different stakeholders in ICT promotion has adopted the five-year ICT literacy awareness campaign.

During this drive, local residents learnt the benefits of the Digital Migration where girls and young women are also encouraged to join the career to embrace the use of ICT.”

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