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ISPON in Tinapa, meets C-River govt on national software development

By Emeka Aginam

The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, (ISPON) is expected in Tinappa, Calabar,  the Cross River State capital today  to trade ideas with the governor of the State,  Liyel Imoke  on how best to promote indigenous software products for national  development and global competitiveness.

The government of the State, it was learnt,  has put in place necessary arrangement to tread idea  with ISPON officials on roadmap to barnstorm  Nigerian software. agenda.

ISPONPresident, Chris Uwaje in a telephone conversation Monday, in Lagos told CyberLIFE with optimism that their discussion with the Governor of the state  on national software development will go a long way in retooling made-in-Nigeria products for global competitiveness.

“India has done it. Nigeria also can do it as well. We have the talents. We have software products that can compete in the global market. We need government supports.   National software agenda should be promoted especially now that the present administration has shown keen interest. We can do it. Indigenous software if  given support can give  Nigerian foreign earning more than oil and gas  This is the time to do it.

This is the time to promote it. This is the time to support it. This is the time to sell it to the international market, ” Uwaje who is the  apostle of made-in- Nigeria computer products noted without mincing words.


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