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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Software Development Can Boost Nigeria’s Economy – IBM Official

Software Development Can Boost Nigeria's Economy - IBM Official... NAIJA INTEL

Mr Taiwo Otiti of International Business Machines (IBM) West Africa, said on Monday that software development has the capability to produce high paying jobs and immensely increase Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Otiti, the General Manager, IBM West Africa, made the remark in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.

He said that software development had boosted the economy of many developing
countries like India, and that Nigeria should exploit its potentialities.

“Even in the developed countries like U.S. and the UK, software developing companies like Microsoft and Apple are major contributors to their GDP,” the
IBM official said.

Otiti also said that software developers and IT experts were in high demand all over the world, adding that they were among the highest paid professionals today, compared with other professions.

“Software development will not only improve the economy, but also reduce unemployment, increase entrepreneurship and improve the standard of living,
through innovative indigenous software applications,” he said.

Software Development Can Boost Nigeria's Economy - IBM Official... NAIJA INTEL

Software Development Can Boost Nigeria’s Economy – IBM Official… NAIJA INTEL

According to the IBM chief, being a software developer is a time-based profession, and that unavailable infrastructure and low skill are the bane of the industry in Nigeria.

“A developer needs time to be productive; and infrastructure like electricity, good roads and traffic bottlenecks are making the profession very unproductive in Nigeria.

“ Such a software developer cannot work at home due to electricity constraints; and to get to the office to work will take hours in traffic, which reduces productivity time,” the IT expert said.

Otiti attributed the low skill level of many Nigerian software developers and IT professionals, compared to their foreign counterparts, to the non-availability of these resources.

“In the IT profession, certification does not really matter; what matters is how productive you can be, and one cannot be productive in an un-enabling environment.

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