President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declared open, a three-day e-Nigeria technology Conference, at the International Conference Centre Abuja.
In his speech, he said ICT is key in bringing about the true Change APC led administration promised Nigerians:
“I am delighted to be here today to witness the commencement of the 2017 e-Nigeria Conference. The theme of the event – “Fostering a Digital Economy Through Local Content Development and Effective Regulation” is apt, coming at a time when we are intensifying our efforts at economic diversification, and ICT has a critical role to play.
“My presence here today is a demonstration of our commitment and strong belief in using ICT as a major driver of our developmental governance and economic reform plans aimed at bringing about the true CHANGE we promised our people. ICT is strategic in driving productivity and efficiency in all sectors of the economy. Currently, almost all sectors of our economy leverage on ICT to increase efficiency, productivity and performance.
Buhari said he looks forward to studying the conference conclusions and recommendations:
“In this respect, I hope this conference will come up with practical, viable solutions and recommendations to further develop local content in ICT as well as how we can best regulate the deployment and use of ICT systems to foster a digital economy in Nigeria. As I declare this Conference open, I thank you very much for your attention and wish you fruitful deliberations in the course of the Conference. I look forward to studying conference conclusions and recommendations.”