According to the Africa Chair for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers , World Internet of Things (WIoT), Chris Uwaje, “the probability of the smoothness of a digital electioneering process depends on many factors, based on the model adopted in many countries.

The card reader is just about 15 to 18 per cent of the process. For example, since the INEC upgraded card reader to a smart digital device, it means that it requires abundant broadband transmission bandwidth interface to deliver effectively, but basd on available records, our National Broadband penetration is about 30 per cent , which means that the whole country is not covered and other means would be required to augment the deficit. If local content solutions have demonstrated maturity in tech and Treasury Single Account deliverables, clustering, empowering IT professionals and digital solution providers, the same success story can be achieved in digital election processes, e-government, e-education, e-health, digital security and in the oil and gas sectors, where they are currently absent.

There is an urgent need to build huge and responsive ICT innovation capacities and capabilities for sustainable development.

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