In the wake of the digital revolution in Africa, Nigeria has not lagged. The use of ICT has spearheaded the economy of Nigeria a big deal. Here’s an article on the growth of ICT to boost the economy of Nigeria.
E-Health and M- Health
In Nigeria, the use of ICT in health care is useful in the management, control, and prevention of diseases. E-health also aids in the storage and sharing of data on health matters. The data is crucial as it supports the health care systems by providing accurate information that is utilized to solve healthcare challenges. It is also a vital tool for the training of staff as an essential source of knowledge and information. Hence, the growth of ICT has made everything easy for Nigerians.
M-Health can be easily accessed on computers, mobile phones, and tablets. It is used for clinical, education, administrative, and research purposes. Furthermore, it is not restricted by any geographical setting. This improves the reporting procedure. Besides that, it provides accurate and reliable information. The information is used to create a more efficient health care system that can be used for planning and budgeting purposes.
Today in Nigeria, most government agencies provide services to citizens on their websites. They can be accessed on devices such as computers and phones. This has reduced the time and money spent on processing of documents. As a result, an increase in economic productivity has been noted. It is also easy for citizens to get information on jobs, contracts, and any government business. The public can also share their views on the management of government projects. The E-Government has improved the standards of living of Nigerians who save a lot of money they would have spent on government services. All of this can help boost the economy of Nigeria. The e-governance has brought government services closer to the citizens.
In Nigeria, many small and medium enterprises have turned to e-commerce as a strategy to run their businesses. The young technology savvy and educated people have contributed immensely to this trend. Though the industry is still new in Nigeria, it will grow as banking services improve. This is going to be a key contributor to the economy of Nigeria. These entrepreneurs use such platforms for marketing, intelligence, and knowledge-sharing purposes. This, in turn, increases the profitability and competitiveness of their businesses.
Moreover, E-commerce allows entrepreneurs to sell and buy products internationally without difficulty. The models they adopt include Business to Business(B2B), Business to Customer (B2C), Customer to Customer (C2C). In addition to that, most innovations in Nigeria are also supported by Government to Government (G2G), Government to Business (G2B) and Government to Business (G2B) e-commerce models. The growth of ICT has boosted the economy of Nigeria.