By Abdullahi Jalalalluden
The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy Dr. Bosun Tijani says Enhancing Digital Technology is among the key factors of enhancing the nations economy.
The Minister disclosed this during the National Council on Communications , Innovation and Digital Economy which took place in Kano.
He said adequate utilization of the Digital Technology aimed at improving the nations economy was on the front line in the Tinubu renewed hope agenda.
“The theme of the 11th National Council Leveraging Digital Technology and Innovation to drive Nigeria’s Economic Growth and Development is apt and in line with President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda which has at its core, a recognition of the power of technology and innovation as enablers of economic growth and development.”
He said Globally, digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Block Chain have become veritable tools for fostering innovation, driving economic growth, and enhancing social prosperity.
“As nations strive to remain competitive in the digital era, policy makers are increasingly focusing on creating an enabling environment that encourages investment in technology, fostering a culture of innovation, and driving productivity by leveraging the manifold benefits of digital technologies across various sectors of the economy.”
Dr Bosun Tijani added that the World Bank underscores the significant role of digital technology investment in growing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of nations , stressing that Nigeria has been making strides in this direction.
In his remark Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State says his administration was according much priority to the development of Digital Technology.
” on assumption in office I make sure that the salary payment system was digitize,and this has helped immensely in blocking leakages”
He noted that his administration has revived informatics institute which was. established by the kwankwaso’s Administration with the aim of producing qualified people .
Highlights of the event includes keynote addresses by the DG NITDA, Postmaster general, Permanent secretary of the ministry Among others.