FG restates commitment to use of technology
Receiving executive members of the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPCN) and Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) led by its President, Prof. Charles Uwadia, the President said, “Technology in public service delivery is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.”
Noting that Information Technology was the driving force for socio-economic change, the President told the IT professionals that the government had demonstrated its commitment to converting potentials to reality through its actions.
His words: “The future belongs to IT. What was unimaginable 20 years ago is now a reality. Accordingly, we have introduced policies and invested substantially to ensure that 200 million Nigerians benefit from the technology-driven age.
“Our strategy for inclusive economic growth can only be achieved by leveraging the technology tools available to us.”
President Buhari also used the opportunity to enumerate some benefits of using technology to implement government policies, saying, “Already, we have seen the benefits of using technological tools for lending to farmers, as well as monitoring crop performance, especially in some remote locations.
Speaking, Uwadia commended the President for the political will to accelerate national IT development with his presence at the e-Nigeria conference and awards over the years.
He expressed gratitude to President Buhari for appointing two professionals, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami and Kashifu Abdullahi as Minister of Communications and Digital Economy and Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
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