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AFRICAN ECHO BUSINESS NEWS
Complied by Cass Gilroy-Business Editor

Nigeria and India sign pact on software development

AS part of effort to produce "a critical mass" of IT professionals for the country, Nigeria has entered into a software development pact with India. The Director General for the National Information Technology Development Agency, Prof. Cleopas Angaye, told reporters in Abuja that the collaboration would launch the country into the global software market. He said that the training would concentrate on critical areas such as software development, web design, engineering design, software for ICT deployment in agriculture, banking, money transfer and the writing of top level programmes for the country.

He stated that India was the world's leading software developer, adding that Nigeria was prepared to partner with India to lay the necessary foundation for the sector to thrive in the country. He said that the Agency was seeking ways of engaging Nigerian IT professionals in the Diaspora to popularise software development in the country.

 

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