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 Government.”

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.

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