Nigeria Launches Vision 2020 ICT Blueprint

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The Federal Government has launched the Vision 2020 Information Communication and Technology development implementation blueprint. A document it says if fully implemented, will breach the developmental gap between Nigeria and the rest of the world.

While unveiling the document at the 2010 Nigeria Summit organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), President, Goodluck Jonathan, who was represented by the Minister for Science and Technology, Professor M.K Abubakar, pointed that with the unveiling of these blueprint, the nation has entered into the next critical stage which is implementation.

"The document cannot implement itself, therefore it's imperative that NITDA and all stakeholders should properly understand and follow the stated step by step plans of implementation in other to achieve the desired outcome.

"The role of ICT in the sustainability of development cannot be over emphasis in the need to breach the gap between Nigeria and other developed countries of the world.

"Therefore, the event of today and the theme of this summit which is 'National Information Communication Technology For Implementations For Vision 20-2020' as put together by NITDA is very apt going by the present aspiration and need for the nation to be among the 20 leading economies by 2020."

Additionally , the president called on the management of NITDA to develop proper mechanism in other to realize their goals through the implementation of the introduced blue print. He also called on participants to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the summit to brain storm and proffer a way forward for the nation.