REPOSITIONING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIOECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

  • Abdul AKPA Business Education Department, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria
  • Unekwu Victor ADUH Computer Science Department, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria.
  • Pius AMEH Computer Science Department, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria.
  • Ibrahim IDRIS 4Technical Education Department, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria.
Keywords: ICT, National development, Socioeconomic, Information, Technology, GDP

Abstract

This paper explains the concept of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and its impacts in the Nigerian economy; with highlights on the merits of ICT in economic advancement as well as recommendations geared towards harnessing ICT for the overall development of the
socioeconomic and political status of Nigeria. It is now widely accepted that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have important role in national development, much of this state is due to lack of clarity on how ICT is conceptualized in this context. ICT is fast becoming the largest distribution platform for providing public and private facilities and services to millions of people. The value of information and  accumulated knowledge within the country is therefore a strong point for national economic growth. In this paper, we attempt to further clarify how ICT is conceptualized in development and its impact on the economy of the nation.

Published
2021-06-19