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Pantami hails ICT contribution to nation’s GDP

The Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Ibrahim-Pantami says the nations ICT sector is fast  gaining grounds in contributing massively to the nation’s GDP.

Dr Pantami stated this while speaking to newsmen on his return from the International Telecommunications Union, ITU Conference in Budapest, Hungry.

He said based on the recent statistics issued by the National Bureau of Statistics, the ICT sector contributed over 13 percent to the nations GDP in the last one year.

 The Minister was accompanied by the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA,  Dr Kashifu Abdullahi who said the agency was adopting new strategies to reduce unemployment by harnessing the sector.

Olayemi Daniyan

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