ITAN’S AYODELE WANTS 20% QUOTA FOR NIGERIAN SOFTWARE
Chief Olaide Ayodele, Chief Executive Officer of the Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria called on the Federal Government to create a 20% quota for software deployed in Government organisations. He said that patronage of local software would also boost the use of locally assembled Personal Computers (PCs) in the country.
In a bizarre and unsubstantiated claim he claimed that the country had lost USD1 billion because imported software was bought and later abandoned by organisations. "Nigeria has lost more than USD1 billion to software that never worked," he said. Even in a market the size of Nigeria it is unlikely that there are has been sales of USD1 billion.