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Osinbajo commends Ogun governor, Abiodun, over launch of OGDEIP

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Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Communication, Hon. Lado Suleja (left); Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communication Commission, Prof  Umar Dambata; former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel; Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; Chairman, 21st Century Technology, Wale Ajisebutu and the State Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele at the unveiling of Ogun State Digital Economy Infrastructure Project in Abeokuta…yesterday.<br />

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, commended Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, over the launch of the Ogun Digital Economy Infrastructure Project in the state.

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Osinbajo gave the commendation while speaking virtually at the official launch of the project at the Ogun TechHub, Kobape Road, Abeokuta, the state capital.

The VP noted that digital economy technology is the future of all aspects of human existence, such as business, education, healthcare, governance, security, and the practice of practically every profession, lauding Abiodun for the initiative of bringing broadband to homes and businesses in the state.

He added that with the launch of the project, Ogun would take hold of the future, saying that making digital access available to all the citizens and businesses remains the most far-sighted action any government can take in the present time.

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Osinbajo emphasised that access to broadband and modern technology tools had become compulsory for any community that seeks meaningful growth, security, and prosperity for its people.

In his address, Abiodun said that the Federal Government’s initiative of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) as being supervised by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy had yielded positive results.

He added that the positive effects of the deployment of ICT towards resolving various challenges had culminated in creating more employment opportunities and alleviating poverty.

The governor said that a thriving digital economy would enable the people, especially the youths, to take advantage of information superhighway and new technologies to become leading players in the globalised world. He said: “Digital economy will serve as a viable platform for strengthening economic diversification, as well as the attainment of many key national objectives of fighting corruption, improving security, job creation, and expanding the economy.”

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