The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu has said that a new blueprint for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry will be out in January 2016.
“By the grace of God, in mid-January, I will be addressing the country on the blueprint for ICT development.
“We have been receiving a lot of input from stakeholders across the country and from Nigerians in the Diaspora; some of which will form part of the details of the blueprint.
“We have set up two days to do a retreat in Kaduna State in January after which the blueprint will be out.
“Certainly, what you should be assured of is that you have a new minister, who is passionate about development.
“A new minister, who does things the way they should be done, with a view to developing optimally the sector to generate a lot of employment in the economy,’’ he said.
The Minister said that the blueprint would make the ICT industry a cash-cow for the economy, while transforming the industry into a major revenue earner for the country. He also reiterated the commitment of the Government in reducing its dependence on oil and encourage local investment in the ICT sector to increase growth.