by Paul Adepoju
Olusegun Aganga, Nigeria’s trade and investments minister, has revealed the government will partner with computer manufacturing company Omatek in a bid to promote indigenous technology.
The minister disclosed this after a tour of Omatek’s facilities at its headquarters in Lagos.
Aganga said: “We will like to partner with you as long as it does not break the law. We will be able to achieve the much-needed linkage between our abundant natural resources and the application of appropriate technology and production processes through the application of ICT in our schools and industries.”
Describing Omatek, he said the indigenous company is leading its contemporaries in innovation and product quality.
This he said has prompted the Nigerian government to map out a strategy that will make a partnership feasible in line with the Nigerian Industrial Revolution Plan and the ministry’s Local Patronage Initiative.
Aganga added: “Let me reiterate here that the Federal Government’s Transformation Agenda is a project which recognises the need to consciously nurture Nigerian industries in the quest for a sound economy developed on the back of industrial growth.
“We are therefore assuring Omatek of the necessary support all the way.”
He stressed the government is not partnering only with Omatek in the provision of local contents to government offices.
According to him, the government is always on the lookout for indigenous companies producing top quality products to support by ensuring that the business environment will make their businesses flourish.