THE EFFECTS OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (ICTs) ON ECONMIC DEVELOPMENT â€“ NIGERIAâ€™S EXPERIENCE
AbstractThe study examines the impact of information communications technologies (ICTs) on the economic development of a country with particular emphasis on Nigeria. The focus was on four Nigeria-based organizations, two of which were in the finance industry, one was a core government ministry while the fourth was a multinational company. Data were collected from both primary and secondary sources on the effect of ICTs on the enhancement of access to information and communication, improvement of the quality of human capital resources, among others. The main research instrument used to collect primary data was the questionnaire complemented by personal interviews and observation. A total of 88 respondents were reached, and 64 returned their responses, which were used in the analysis. Data collected from the field were classified, tabulated, and analysed using frequency distribution tables by percentages and numbers. Based on the findings, it was recommended that organizations should widen the scope of their applications of ICTs tools, train staff, improve electricity supply and use the internet to advertise their products and services online.
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