INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) APPLICATION IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SYSTEM

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ABSTRACT
The significant growth of knowledge society, building on the pervasive influence of modern
information and communication technologies (ICTs), is reshaping the global economy. The
applicability of ICT in the social and political systems of the Nigerian economy is the thrust
of this paper. Data are obtained primarily from secondary sources. The study identifies
specific challenges which affect the applicability of ICT and its implications to national
development. It concludes on the thesis that ICTs can offer real opportunities to improve the
social and political systems of the Nigerian economy if considerable efforts are made to
provide adequate infrastructures, maintain and sensitize the public on the need to embrace
and apply the knowledge of ICT in their social life, political cum electoral process.

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