IT NEWS NIGERIA:
Nigeria must replace human interface with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) if it aims to succeed in the fight against corruption.
This is according to Director of Public Affairs at Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Tony Ojobo, in a passionate presentation at 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF DIRECTORS & HEADS OF PUBLIC RELATIONS organised by Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Monday in Lagos.
The NIPR conference was aimed at tracking global trends in communication education and practice with a view to domesticating relevant aspects for professional and nation’s development.
Ojobo who spoke on the theme “Trackable Idendity and Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria noted that when we talk about ease of doing business in the country ICT is critical because ”it is not susceptible to favoritism, not susceptible to man-know-man.”
”Any country that wishes to fight corruption must reduce the level of human interface and increase the use of ICT”
Mr Ojobo explained that ICT is not only critical but also central to every country because it reduces elements of mistrust, adding that, no country can ease processes and bottlenecks of doing business without taking advantage of ICT powered automated processes in place of very many human contacts.
As reegards Trackable Identity, he said, it is the ability of country to identify an individual in behind every computer, mobile devices who is behind business transactions in the cyberspace. he added that every business transaction can be traced because every human behind it can be tracked and by so doing, security is enhanced.
Furthermore, he said Security breeds trust and Nigeria needs to build trust in order to attract internationally successful companies to come to Africa’s most populous country to do business.
IT NEWS NIGERIA also gathered PayPal, a global e-commerce platform refused to come to Nigeria for reasons of trust and fraud despite that some two years ago, Nigerians spent over $630 million for online purchases on PayPal platform.
If the world can trust the people of a country they do business with this can enhance business opportunities, Ojobo said said.