TECHNOLOGY AND MAJOR INNOVATIONS IN NIGERIA
The paper examined five major areas technology that have contributed in Nigeria for the past 10 years. The jive identified and discussed areas were innovation in communication sector,
innovation in banking; innovation in teaching/learning (e-learning), innovation in JAMB and admissions processing and innovations in production and manufacturing sector. The paper further discussed on the ease with which communication with mobile means of (GSM), emailing
system of communication, electronic means of banking and money transfer, withdrawal and depositing of money with ATM Cards and phone numbers, assessing and processing of results status of prospective candidates for admission, payment of school fees
with scratch cards, design of building drawing with computer Auto Cards system, electronic teaching and learning with power point, students registrations with electronic system among others. At the end of the discussion, the following recommendations such as Federal government should maintain and improve upon the achievements so far in the communication industry, Federal government and specifically the Central Bank of Nigeria should continue to
bring in new ideas and improve upon the existing banking policies in the country, the issue of the use of electronic means of aided teaching and learning should be maintained, the use of computers and other gazettes by government in the processing of admissions by candidates should be encouraged and maintained, the government of Nigeria should continue to promote
the innovations introduced in the production and manufacturing sectors of the economy.