The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on digital transformation, Oswald Osaretin, has said the federal government is partnering the private sector to drive growth in the technology sector because of the visible prospects the private sector posses.
Osaretin stated this during a roundtable at the ongoing 28th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit tagged “Building a digital future”.
According to him, Digital economy globally is the fastest growing sector which is why Nigeria is taking a a lead position.
“Nigeria’s tech target is under 25 and we have the market to create huge employment opportunities and the only way to effectively actualize this target is to partner with the private sector.”
“Also creating a tech enabled government will accelerate digital Growth in terms of capacity building and nurturing young entrepreneurs who are doing well in other fields,” he said.
Also speaking the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nasarawa Investment and Development Agency (NASIDA) Ibrahim Abdullahi said Nigeria’s tech market is worth over $1bn which is why the state government is leveraging on technology to also drive revenue collection.
He added that “Nigeria must recognize its comparative advantage and creating an enabling environment provides private sector investment.”