Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has come out to say that Nigeria is poised to welcome more initiatives and investments in digital technology.
He recently revealed this while speaking to the press, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, the current initiatives are very commendable and he can only urge the brains behind them to expand the projects and continue to prioritize Nigeria as they roll out their global initiatives.
Buhari then commended Microsoft for building an engineering hub, African Development Centre, worth $200 million in Nigeria.
His words, “I have been informed that the African Development Centre in Nigeria is Microsoft’s first engineering hub in Africa as the current investment stands at about $200 million.”
“I have also been informed of Microsoft’s skilling initiative that aims to train five million citizens and provide 27,000 jobs over the next three years. These initiatives are commendable and I urge you to expand them and continue to prioritize Nigeria as you roll out your global initiatives.”
“Our emphasis on the development of our Digital Economy has also positioned the sector as a prominent factor in the Nigerian economy. As the fastest growing sector of the Nigerian economy in 2020, the Information and Communications Technology sector played a very important role in supporting our country to exit the recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“We are keen to build on the momentum as we continue to implement our National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, along with other related policies.”
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