Cisco announced that Nigeria needs between 30,000 and 70,000 Information Technology workers(IT) to bridge the gap in networking professionals.
However, the company made it clear that tertiary institutions in the country were not producing enough Information and Communications Technology(ICT) graduates to meet this demand.
This was stated after the meeting of Cisco Networking Academy Instructors at the University of Lagos.
West Africa, Mr. Dare Ogunlade, during an inteview with Punchng correspondent said that governments also urgently needed to deploy policy and training programmes if the gap in networking professionals must be bridged.
He said that should governments fail to do this, “the global shortage of skilled Internet providers (networking professionals) would be at least 1.2 million people in 2015.”