ICTs for sustainable development : the Nigerian experience

Salawu, Bahsiru Akanni (2008) ICTs for sustainable development : the Nigerian experience. Information, society and justice journal, 1 (2). pp. 115-135. ISSN 1756-1078

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Abstract

The importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in national development cannot be over emphasized going by the experiences of the advanced nations of the world. It is a means of gaining international relevance. The Nigerian Government has recognized the need to square up to the challenges of ICT revolution in order to bridge the digital divide being experienced by the country presently as well as transforming Nigeria into an ICT-driven and knowledge-based society. To this effect, several projects/programmes have been put in place, including the creation of virtual libraries in Nigeria. This paper explores the ICT situation in Nigeria. It highlights the various activities of the government in relation to ICT development and progress recorded so far. Finally, recommendations are made on the way forward for Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; Information and Communication Technology; ICT; economic development; Nigeria
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 10:29
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 10:29
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/51

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