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Expert identifies bottleneck to local content development

The Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Ms. Funke Opeke has identified some bottleneck stifling the development of local content in Nigeria. The bottlenecks, according to her areinadequate infrastructure, lack of electricity, broadband, good roads, access to funding by Startups and lack of collaboration between the Universities and the corporate world.  Opeke, who delivered the Lead […]


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The Chief Executive Officer of
MainOne, Ms. Funke Opeke has identified some bottleneck stifling the
development of local content in Nigeria.





The bottlenecks, according to her
areinadequate
infrastructure, lack of electricity, broadband, good roads, access to funding
by Startups and lack of collaboration between the Universities and the
corporate world. 





Opeke,
who delivered the Lead paper,   Developing Nigeria's Tech Ecosystem; Imperative
for Improving Local Content', at the opening of a two-day maiden Edition of
  Emerging Technologies Research And ICT Innovation Forum, organised by the
Nigerian Communications Commission, noted that tackling the aforementioned
challenges should be the government's priority.





By the
time, the government is able to address these challenges, there will be improvement
in the provision of marketable local content by startups that need to move
their ideas through to prototypes, incubation and breaking into the market.





 Startups
need to be encouraged and subsidized with tax incentives and grants to further
assist them, in providing scalable and local content that can also scale
globally,   she said.





She
further warned that the country is headed for doom should it ignore IT
development and continue with the current trends of over dependence on oil.





Meanwhile,
the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said the
  Emerging Technologies Research And ICT Innovation Forum' became necessary to
promote local content, with emphasis on the Tech ecosystem, identifying unmet
needs and facilitate Public Private Partnership, (PPP)  .





Danbatta,
who was represented by the Director, Legal and Regulatory Services, NCC, Mrs.
Yetunde Akinloye, emphasized that the importance of the Forum is to enhance the
ability of indigenous companies to, maximally explore and exploit local
opportunities, as well as, remain globally competitive.





 With
the growing pressure of realization, every government and other players in the
industry are charged with the burden of finding ways, to ensure that they remain
competitive and capable,   she added.


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