Pantami: Nigeria Harps On Inter-Agency Collaboration Bridge Digital Divide

TECH DIGEST – The Nigerian government said it is harping on inter-agency collaboration, Connectivity and capacity building to bridge the country’s digital divide and enhance technology development.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Musa Istifanus stated this at the 8th National Council on Communications and Digital Economy, with the theme “Leveraging the Digital Economy Policies and Strategies for Economic Recovery in a COVID-19 Era and Beyond” in Owerri, Imo State.
According to the PS, these factors will help address some of the challenges that Nigeria is being confronted and ultimately, meet the expectations of the citizens, which must be delivered with limited resources.

“We are fully committed to the integration of ICTs in the socio-economic development of Nigeria in order to transform the country into a knowledge–based economy. But doing so, we need inter-agency collaboration, Connectivity and capacity building to bridge the country’s digital divide,” he explained.

He assured that the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is committed to pursuing these factors, adding that the society is moving towards transparency and openness and there are initiatives to increase the engagement with the citizen, attract usage, develop increased levels of trust, and improve the service delivery.

 

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