Received: 2021-08-15  |  Accepted: 2021-10-25  |  Published: 2021-12-30

Title

Peculiarities of ICT adoption in Nigeria


Abstract

From the vantage point of social change and development, studies have indicated that applying information and communication technology (ICT) in people's daily activities has enabled human beings to amazingly achieve things that were considered unattainable a couple of centuries ago. These remarkable achievements are evident in healthcare system, education, connectivity, economic and religious activities, among others. Studies have further indicated that there is some discrepancy between the extent to which the residents of the advanced countries and developing countries respectively accept ICT use in their daily activities. Hence, the sole objective of this systematic review is to investigate the current position of ICT use by the residents of Nigeria and the socio-cultural, economic, and technical factors that influence the popularity and acceptability of the ICT use in the country. To attain this objective, relevant available previous, mainly indigenous, studies that were published from the year 2015 to the year 2021 were sought and sorted, while the integration of the relevant previous qualitative, quantitative, empirical and theoretical studies were carried out thematically. This study discovered ICT use in tertiary education, maintenance of relationship, complementing healthcare system, ensuring the safety the relatives, religious and economic activities among the residents of the country. The conclusion drawn from this systematic review was that the ICTs use has been widely accepted among Nigerians in their various social activities, however, with challenges posed by several socio-cultural, economic and technical factors.


Keywords

ICT use, social activities, socio-cultural factors, ICT challenges, Nigeria


JEL classifications

O33


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/84


DOI


HAL


Pages

51-61


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Fakunle, Sunday Olutayo
Redeemer's University, Ede, Nigeria http://run.edu.ng
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Ajani, Bukunmi Kehinde
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria https://oauife.edu.ng
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

3


Number

4


Issue date

December 2021


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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