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Body Calls For Tracking System On Economic Indices



The Association for Information Communication Technology Local Content (ICTLOCA) has called on the software industry to help postulate solution to building an effective tracking system that would span the indices of security, movement, quality, and quantity in the oil and gas sector, agriculture and the power sector.

Recall that in 2017, ICTLOCA elected its leadership and began extensive work on the advocacy, promotion, and protection of local providers of ICT goods and services, local ICT businesses and practitioners in across sector. It also developed its objective, framework from the NOGIC, and NITDA Act to promote local ICT practitioners across all sectors of the Nigerian economy.

The activities of the association was also strengthened by the proclamation of the Federal Government’s Executive Orders 3 and 5 enacted to promote and protect the local ICT Businesses by mandating all  Ministries, Departments and Agencies to patronized only Nigerian  ICT providers for all ICT goods and services they consumed.

Secretary to the association’s governing board, Akinbo A. A. Cornerstone, in a press briefing hold in Lagos said “ICTLOCA believes that it is high time that a solution is developed to address issues, rather than accusations that may further spur mistrust in the ecosystem.

The ICTLOCA Convergence Series (ICS) 2018 will take place on July 3-5, 2018 at the Digital Bridge Institute, Oshodi, Lagos with free booths for 50 exhibitors and a platform for pitch by hubs, start-ups and interested industry based groups. “It promises to display local ICT skills and capabilities through this Exhibition across Nigeria with its partners in the coming months” said Cornerstone.