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Sci-Afric Journal of Scientific Issues, Research and Essays (SJSIRS)

Sci-Afric Journal of Scientific Issues, Research and Essays Vol.2(9), Pp. 404-409 September 2014 Copyright 2014 Sci-Afric Publishers.

 

The role of intensive ICT adoption and use on industrial development and the attainment of millennium development goals (MDGs) in Nigeria.
 

1Kolawole Taiwo Olabode*, 2Adeigbe K, 3Owonibi Elizabeth and 4Zaggi Hilary.

 

1. Department of Sociology, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
2. Department of Business Management, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria.
3. Department of Sociology, Kaduna State University, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
4. Department of Sociology, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai.

 

*Corresponding Author Email: kolawole1999@yahoo.com 

 

Accepted September 1st, 2014

Abstract

The imperative diffusion and use of ICT in organizations whether service or manufacturing is not negotiable. In as much as organizations sees relevant ICT facilities as driven force to fortify work performance and productivity in order to attain organizational goals, it exploited the Socio-Technical management theory to explain the work; four (4) manufacturing industries that adopt and use ICT facilities in the city of Ibadan were selected for this research. About 336 workers were administered with questionnaire for this study. This paper further showed the connections between industrial sector and the use of ICT facilities and attainment of MDGs in Nigeria. The inventory of ICT facilities in the organizations was investigated. It was discovered that most of organizations especially indigenous manufacturing industries adopt low level of ICT facilities. The paper identified some of the problems organizations in developing nations encountered which undermine rapid industrial development and may mar the attainment of MDGs in Nigeria such as: lack of effective internet connection, high capital investment on ICT facilities, low level of economic development, and ineffectiveness of NITEL and epileptic power supply and poor knowledge, lack of refresher course and poor attitude towards ICT adoption and use. The paper concluded that there should hence be an urgent and sharp paradigm shift from the local approach to work processes that characterized almost all indigenous companies in Nigeria by adopting and using relevant ICT facilities. Hence, the MDGs and the 7-points agenda of the Federal Government will be a tall dream and the vision 20-2020 may not see the light of the day. Therefore, there is the urgent need for some international organizations to assist local or indigenous organizations both service and manufacturing to get access to and afford the application and use of necessary ICT facilities in order to facilitate rapid industrial development and quick attainment of the MDGs.

Keywords: ICT, Vision 20-2020, Intensive and Non-Intensive ICT Users and MDGs


 

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