Nigeria ready for 4th industrial revolution— NITDA DG

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Director-general National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has stated that Nigeria is prepared for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

He said NITDA implementation of the IT roadmap has created ways for the adoption of the 4th industrial revolution which will serve as yard stick for digitalisation of the country’s mode of operation and the economy at large.

The DG who was speaking at the Digital PayExpo 2020 to mark its 20th anniversary with the theme “Emerging Technologies and the National Digital Economy Plan” said, “Everything is evolving around technology.

NITDA is actively accelerating digital inclusion in Nigeria by taking advantage of the spread of existing infrastructure across the country, focusing on skills rather than degrees; and progressively increasing the contribution of digital technologies to the economy.

He added that the impact of technology was gradually yielding positive result, through skills acquisition, job creation, promotion of government service, capacity building carried out by the Agency at the different geopolitical zones in the country which has deepened the penetration of IT in Nigeria. 

He stated that, Digital PayExpo is a conference in the digital payments space in Africa where hundreds of C-Suite executives – bankers, investors, start-ups, policy-makers, and development professionals converge to discuss and explore innovative solutions to emerging themes in the financial inclusion space every year.

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