The Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Ali-Pantami has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his devotion towards the advancement of the Information and Communication Technology , ICT area
The commitment of Information and Communications Technology to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), has ascended from 11.22 percent in the second quarter of 2018 to 13.85 percent in the second quarter of 2019.
As indicated by a report discharged by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the ICT ostensible commitment to GDP, outperformed that of Oil and Gas in the second quarter of 2019.
The figures demonstrate that the Nigeria’s GDP developed by 1.94 percent (year-on-year) in genuine terms in the second quarter of 2019 contrasted with the second quarter of 2018, which recorded a development of 1.50 percent. The non-oil area contributed 91.18 percent to the country’s GDP in the second quarter of 2019 rather than the 8.82 percent added to add up to genuine GDPs by the oil part.
In the mean time, the Honorable Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has hailed the ICT’s commitment GDP in the subsequent quarter, crediting it to the purposeful endeavors of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, particularly the way where the usage of the adminitration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) is being sought after.
These endeavors, he stated, prompted a continued spotlight on becoming the non-oil segment of the economy, particularly ICT and the outcomes saw are declarations of the effect of these endeavors.
The Honorable Minister, in an announcement issued and marked by Mrs. Philomena O. Oshodin (Mrs), Deputy Director/Head, Information/Press and PR Unit at the Ministry of Communication, emphasized the Communications Ministry’s duty to the financial broadening endeavors of the present administration and approached all partners to help Mr President’s excellent activities planned for taking Nigeria to the next level.