The main constraints to the use of
information and communications technology (ICT) in Northern Nigeria are
identified, argued and related to the setting up of a common computerized
system based on the National Bureau of Statistics’ (NBS) report which places
mostly northern states at the bottom of the list with exception of Kogi.
Examples of existing technologies are given to provide guidelines as to how
technology can successfully be used in Northern Nigeria despite these
constraints. It is concluded that staff training, international operation and
socio-political attitudes are the priority areas the region should consider.
New technology can be successfully introduced and become useful only if there
is the political will and the stakeholders are fully loyal to the plan.