Local content creators cry out for government support


•As local SIM manufacturing values over N55b

By Juliet Umeh

Local content creators and indigenous technology solution manufacturers have cried out for government support saying the only way Nigeria must replicate India’s success story is to have faith with local contents.

Some of them who spoke to Hi-Tech are so furious that even as government and its agencies mouth local content policy, all their acquisitions are mainly foreign products, berating such action as encouraging capital flight and killing local innovations.

The local manufacturers mainly found their voices after the  Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC announced that one year after it put a ban on the importation of whole body SIM, SIM cards, the Commission created business in excess of N55 billion for the local SIM card manufacturers in Nigeria.

Prof. Umar Danbatta made the disclosure recently, at the Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content EXPO, NTICE 2023, which held in Lagos. The event…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper