Pantami Unveils New Book on Advancing Nigeria’s Digital Economy, Says Ministry Remitted 408bn to FG
A book authored by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has been unveiled.
The book, titled: “Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami: Advancing Nigeria’s Drive Towards a Digital Economy,” was unveiled councided with the Digital Nigeria Day 2022, holding at the International Conference Centre, ICC, in Abuja.
During the event, the Minister said Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy made over N408 billion remittances to the Federal Government, in the last three years.
According to Pantami, the agencies under his supervision boosted the growth of Nigeria’s economy, as it is presently contributing about 18% to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP.
“Not only that, we have also developed 19 policies, with 17 already executed to ensure a full digital transformation and inclusion in the country”.
While speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Block Chain for All, Jimmy Nguyen, described the adoption of Blockchain technology in Nigeria as a blessing.
According to him, Blockchain technology in Africa’s largest economy has boosted financial inclusion, while also nurturing the growth of small businesses digitally.
Highlighting the importance of Blockchain to the development of the Information Communication Technology, ICT, sector in Nigeria, he admonished start-ups in the country to harness the beneficial technologies inherent in Blockchain as a digital invention.
Nguyen said: “The power of Blockchain technology is data and there are countless opportunities Nigerian ICT firms and start-ups can harness in using Blockchain”.
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