Oswald Osaretin, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Digital Transformation, stated that due to the clear opportunities the private sector offers, the federal government is working with the private sector to spur growth in the technology industry.
This was said by Osaretin during a roundtable at the current 28th Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme “Building a Digital Future.”
Oswald Osaretin claims that the fastest-growing sector in the world economy is the digital economy, which is why Nigeria is assuming the top spot.
“The only way to effectively fulfil Nigeria’s technology ambition is to cooperate with the private sector. We have the market to create massive employment possibilities.”
In terms of capacity building and developing young entrepreneurs who are succeeding in other industries, he added, “having a tech enabled government will also accelerate digital growth.”
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Speaking as well, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nasarawa Investment and Development Agency (NASIDA), claimed that Nigeria’s tech market is worth more than $1 billion and that as a result, the state government is utilising technology to help with revenue collection.
“Nigeria must realise its comparative advantage,” he continued, “and creating a climate that is conducive to private sector investment.”