The role of communication satellites in public management, education, governance and business in Nigeria

Lawal, L S, Ahmed-Rufai, T, Chatwin, C R and Lui, R C D (2013) The role of communication satellites in public management, education, governance and business in Nigeria. Human Resource Management Research, 3 (5). pp. 178-187. ISSN 2169-9607

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Abstract

Existing communication infrastructure in the African hinterlands is grossly inadequate, thus there is a need to develop national, regional and sub-regional carrier of carriers and digital links with cross-border inter connectivity. Although, the continent has adequate capacity on submarine fibre optic cables along the shores of the African coastline, it lacks an adequate infrastructure within African countries including cross-border connectivity. The demand projection suggests that there is a need for a robust passive infrastructure built in and around Africa to address the large un-met demand for information and communication services. This paper examines NigComSat Ltd (a government company) strategic plan for ICT development in Nigeria as a vehicle to drive the National ICT revolution in pursuit of: national e-readiness, ICT self-reliance and the skills acquisition required for engineering and technology domestication to enable the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Communication Satellite, E-Education, E-Government, ICT, Knowledge-Economy, NIGCOMSAT-1R
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Q Science
T Technology
Depositing User: Chris Chatwin
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 13:11
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 07:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55080

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