The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, says the Federal Government will partner with the organised private sector to grow the economy via the use of Information and Communication Technology.
He made the remarks at a forum in Abuja with indigenous ICT professionals who have contributed to the growth of the Information and Communication Technology sector in Nigeria.
According to him, the Federal Government is already reaching out to ICT professionals across the country, considering the huge potentials that the sector possesses.
Meanwhile, other guests in the forum appealed to the government to make internet accessible to all by opening up the broadband.
They believe that availability of internet service would give birth to businesses that will have multiplier effect on the economy.
In another development, a group of professionals in Information and Communication Technology trained youths in a workshop organised to also to explore the opportunities in the ICT sector.
They advocated an education curricular that would encourage vocational studies in ICT.
Information and Communication Technology has become the bedrock of many developed countries of the world and experts at the gathering say Nigeria cannot be left behind, urging leaders to fully explore the ICT sector to grow the nation’s economy that is already in recession.