The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, says Nigeria needs to reboot its entire economic system with digital technology in order to survive the current regressive outlook as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The minister spoke at the second edition of the Re-Ignite Public Affairs National Dialogue Series held virtually in partnership with Businessday Media.
“Since the global lockdown earlier in the year, digital commerce has become the most efficient growth area providing the world new ways of doing things as encapsulated in the ‘New Normal’ pseudo phrase”, Dr. Pantami said.
With the theme; “Nigeria at 60 – Rebooting Nigeria’s economy the way forward”, the minister, who was represented by his Technical Assistant on Info-Tech, Dr. Olufemi Adeluyi, highlighted the national digital economy policy and strategy which would help move the Nigerian economy sector forward.
“The Nigerian economy needs a soft rebooting which can only be achieved through information technology”, he said.