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Nigeria: Releases Draft Policy on Information and Communications Technology

Source: This Day Live

The Ministry of Communications Technology has released a draft of the national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policy for the country as it  called on all stakeholders of the Ministry and members of the public to review the draft policy and make contributions.

Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, had on August 25, 2011, set up an adhoc committee to harmonise all the various policies for the different sectors in the ICT industry, which includes Telecommunications, Broadcasting, Information Technology and Postal Services.

The harmonised ICT policy, when implemented, is expected to address appropriate policies, legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks as well as a converged ICT regulatory agency. It will address affordable and reliable access to ICT, investment in ICT, research and development in ICT, legislations in cybercrimes, ethical and moral conduct, privacy, copyrights, intellectual property rights, piracy and e-transactions. [Full story]