Nigerian OEMs Serve only 20% Computer Hardware Market

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Director General NITDA, Dr. Isa Pantami

Nigeria currently have seven local Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) but they can only meet about 20% of the local demand for computer hardware. Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Pantami made this known while speaking to partners and potential investors at Africa Investment Forum.

Pantami invited investors as part of activities at GITEX 2017, Dubai World Trade Centre to tap into Nigeria’s great potentials in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

He said the Agency will be pleased to facilitate the establishment of world class Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) factories in Nigeria to guarantee quality components assembly locally.

The Ikeja Computer Village is the largest technology market cluster in West Africa and is estimated to contribute about $2billion to Nigeria’s economy annually”.

The DG said the business environment in Nigeria is conducive “and Nigerians are very hospitable people. Our President recently established the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PBEC) to further improve the investment climate in the country and we are implementing an Executive”.