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Nigeria urges African Leaders to adopt tech

Nigeria urges African Leaders to adopt tech
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Digital technologies should also be expanded to those in the public sector.

Leaders across the African continent have been encouraged by the Nigerian government to adopt cutting-edge technology to boost operational efficiency and results of public service delivery. With the ever-accelerating pace of technology, the benefits of grasping it are expanding, as evidenced by notable technical developments recorded so far and as it considerably helps to drive government businesses. Prof. Muhammed Abubakar, Managing Director of an ICT service provider in Nigeria, Galaxy Backbone Ltd (GBB), revealed this through the Head of Media, Mr. Tasiu Pantami, while addressing at the event entitled Practice of Public Leadership and Decision-Making in Public, in Addis Ababa.

At the event, hosted by the African Centre for Resource Studies (ACRS), he emphasized the significance of Africa leveraging technology with the potential to improve operations in the public sector and reach the broader population. Prof. Abubakar, who was represented by Chief of Staff Mr. Owaicho Igoji, argued that the private sector’s professionals’ access to digital technologies should match that of the public sector’s. Meanwhile, it’s becoming considerably challenging for legislators to pave the way for the public sector to adopt cutting-edge technologies.

GBB plays a significant part within the Federal Public Sector.

Reflecting on the company’s development under his direction, he claims that Galaxy Backbone Ltd makes a significant contribution toward assuring the digital transformation of the country and enhancing economic prosperity, as this fits in with the firm’s goal of supplying ICT infrastructure in the ICT industry, which is where the company operates. Abubakar elaborated that the firm is a key player in advancing Nigeria’s digital economy by providing and deploying ICT infrastructure and services to federal government ministries, departments, and agencies.

Among the notable contributions since 2020 has been the development and provision of remote working and meeting infrastructure and services for the federal public sector. As a result, the Federal Executive Council, National Council of States, and other essential government officials have been able to work effectively throughout the epidemic. Abubakar underscored public principles that every leader should uphold, including respect for human dignity, voice and participation, patriotism, personal responsibility, integrity, national unity, and professionalism.

NDEPS propels Nigeria forward in its digital transformation.

In addition, Abubakar praised the ACRS for organizing the event, which he said did a great job of sensitizing and educating the public on the need to mentor the next generation of African leaders. With fewer resources available and more public attention and scrutiny of law enforcement action, leaders have utilized a variety of technology improvements in recent years to improve operational efficiency and results. Nevertheless, the nation’s policymakers have a lot of work to do before they can rest easy about the presence and usefulness of cutting-edge technology. In tandem, leaders are also taking gradual steps in leveraging technologies in governance.

Nigeria has been progressing in this direction in recent years, integrating cutting-edge technology into its administrative framework to improve efficiency and effectiveness. One of the primary forces propelling the nation forward in its digital transformation is the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), the fulfilment of which is targeted for the year 2030. Elections scheduled to take place this year in Nigeria will be conducted using digital technology. Additionally, government officials have clarified that state-of-the-art technology will be used in the upcoming 2023 census.

More actions are required for a resilient African digital environment.

On the other hand, contemporary technology has permeated Africa to unimaginable degrees with hopes for additional spread. The continent is home to a fast-increasing middle class, many of whom have taken use of modern technology. Investors on the continent are focused on new technologies and entrepreneurship to assure continued growth, therefore eschewing the traditional mechanism. However, more actions must be taken to establish an inclusive and resilient African digital environment. Considering these variables, Nigeria has the potential to inspire profound shifts throughout the rest of Africa or at least to provide fresh impetus for development in the technological sectors.


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Nigeria urges African Leaders to adopt techDigital technologies should also be expanded to those in the public sector. – Express your point of view.

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Africa needs to adopts the use of technology to work. It will help to make our works seamless and easier. We are in the 2st century, we need to be technologically driven to match the height of the West in technology.

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Although Africa is advancing in integrating technology into its governance framework, further steps must be done to create a robust and inclusive African digital environment.

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In recent years, Nigeria has advanced in this direction by incorporating cutting-edge technology into its administrative system to increase efficacy and efficiency.

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The government of Nigeria has urged other governments throughout the African continent to implement cutting-edge technology in order to improve the effectiveness of their operations and the quality of the services they provide to the public.

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With the potential for further spread, modern technology has already impacted Africa to unthinkable degrees. The middle class on the continent is expanding quickly, and many of them employ contemporary technologies.

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the relevance of Africa utilizing technology that has the potential to improve operations within the public sector and to reach a larger population overall.

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The major technical advancements documented so far and the significant contribution it makes to driving government companies are both indications that the benefits of mastering technology are expanding at an ever-increasing rate.

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Access to digital technology for professionals working in the private sector should be on par with that of professionals working in the public sector.

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The task of making it possible for the public sector to adopt cutting-edge technologies is becoming increasingly difficult for legislators to tackle.

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The technological industries in particular could use a new jolt of energy, and Nigeria has the ability to give that.

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Before being able to relax and take comfort in the existence and utility of cutting-edge technology, the policymakers of the nation still have a great deal of work to complete.

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It’s getting harder and harder for legislators to pass laws that would allow the public sector to adopt cutting-edge technologies.

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Already, the effects of contemporary technology in Africa are staggering, and their scope offers enormous room for growth. The continent’s middle class is growing rapidly, and many of its members use cutting-edge gadgets.

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Nigeria urges African Leaders to adopt tech. African Africans are really trying when it comes to technology. All we need is government support

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Africa needs technology to work. It will streamline our work. In the 21st century, we must be technologically advanced to compete with the West.

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We are in world of technology now we need to start adopting the use of technology although we are in it but we need to go deep so thing will be easier for us

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We need to be technologically driven to match the height of the West in technology. To improve the effectiveness of operations and the quality of the services provided.

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The African leaders should be willing to adopt cutting edge technology since that is the next level the world is tilting towards therefore Digital technologies should also be expanded to those in the public sector.

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The world is racing towards a better cutting edge technology. Nigeria is making all effort to meetup with the world in digital technology. African leaders too need to embrace cutting edge technology to be able to meetup with world standard in technology.

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Imagine Nigeria urging African leaders to adopt technology have they themselves done same if yes we are having several issues with our so called tech.

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The effect of technology can not be over emphasize in both the government agencies and private sector of the economy because it make job easier,faster and efficient to the people which is very good.

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