The Ag. President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday 18th
May, 2017 signed an Executive Order titled "Support for Local Content in Public Procurement by the Federal
The Executive Order is to the effect that all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the
Federal Government shall grant preference to local manufacturers of goods and
service providers in their procurement processes for a number of items
including food and beverages, motor vehicles, Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) products, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, furniture
and fittings, among others.
The significance of this Executive Order is that
preference would be given to locally manufactured ICT goods and services. It
stated categorically that henceforth 40% of all ICT goods and services consumed
by all MDAs must be provided by Nigerian IT firms.