FG’s policy to optimise ICT local content devt

The Federal Government said it has adopted the National ICT Strategic Roadmap 2017-2020 with a view to optimising ICT local content and empowering local business in the industry. Speaking at a forum in Lagos, Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, said the strategy falls in line with government aspirations of transforming the nation into a high-value economy while always ensuring inclusiveness in its approach. “The plan, which is built on previous ones, seeks to ensure that the ICT sector becomes a main pillar of the national economy and that Nigeria…

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Auto policy: Importers seek duty review

As the cost of importing used and new vehicles rise by 400 per cent, importers are pressing for a downward review of import duties. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports Four years after, the national automotive policy introduced to revive ailing Nigerian auto industry has brought hardship to importers. The policy was originally intended to encourage local manufacturing of vehicles and discourage importation of cars in order to gradually phase out used cars in the country. It was an import substitution strategy to reduce importation of vehicles and boost the capacity of domestic vehicle…

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The corruption in whistle blowing policy

Two weeks ago, as I was moving some of my personal effects – mainly books – from the office, I had to, in my own interest, resort to full disclosure of the contents of the ghana- must-go bags to my gateman, who usually helps me to convey heavy luggage into my residence. I did that so as to clear an atmosphere of suspicions, which was created by the sight of the two fully-loaded bags sitting in the trunk of my car. Seriously, I did not want to become a victim…

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