The Young Innovators of Nigeria a Pressure Group has appealed to the Federal Government to support developers of locally made software to boost the country’s economy digitally.
Chief Executive Officer OF YIN Mr Andrew Abu said this in an interview with our Abuja base correspondent Bukar Babagana, that government patronage for foreign software developers was enhancing foreign economies, resulting in capital flight.
He said that adhering to government’s COVID-19 protocols, meant that businesses had to rely on virtual platforms for their engagements.
Abu said that many business outlets including government, developed online meeting platforms, while others resorted to the use of Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, Skype and Google Hangouts for their meetings.
Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, is encouraging locally made ICT products and repositioning the sector for better opportunities.
Abu, however, added that other government agencies needed to imbibe the culture of buying Made-in-Nigeria software solutions.