The Federal Government has denied importing 490,000 computers to boost PC penetration in the country.
A report stated that the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson had informed that the Federal Government had acquired 490,000 computers which represent 70 per cent of the 700,000 computers the ministry had so far bought for sale to interested Nigerians at subsidised rate.
The Ministry of Communication Technology in a statement, denied that the news report is false and a figment of the imagination of the reporter.
The statement reiterated at no time did the Minister speak with any reporter on such an issue.
According to the statement issued by the Minister’s media aide, Efem Nkanga, one of the Ministry’s primary goals is to create an enabling environment that will ensure that local content in the sector is developed for the benefit of Nigerians.
To ensure local value added in the sector, the Ministry is in the process of finalising local content guidelines and policy interventions that will create a level playing field for local OEMs and stimulate demand for the products of indigenous manufacturers.