Nigerians have been urged to seize the options supplied by the electronic economic climate primarily now, that the country is trying to get methods to get over the limits imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and are deploying technologies required for economic recovery and sustainability.
The Information and facts and Communications Technological know-how ICT, Stakeholders disclosed this at the virtual Details Communication Technological innovation and Telecommunications Meeting and Exhibition, ICTEL EXPO 2020 with topic: ‘Exploring Prospect in the Digital Economy’, organized by Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Field.
Mrs. Toki Mabogunje, president, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Market LCCI, speaking at the meeting, explained: “there is no superior time to discover the opportunities supplied by the digital financial state than now when every country is seeking methods to defeat the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. And as nations confront dwindling progress, deployment of know-how is important to economic recovery and sustainability.”
She explained that the new usual brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has ensured that virtually all sectors have now leveraged ICT for best overall performance.
According to her, “This is apparent in the financial expert services sector, where just about all banking transactions are executed by way of digital channels, the agriculture sector, where subtle technologies, these types of as robots, temperature and humidity sensors, aerial photographs and international positioning techniques, the GPS systems, are mainly employed.
“Nigeria has witnessed a phenomenal expansion in its ICT sector about the past 10 years.
“The ICT sector remains one particular of the most resilient sectors of the Nigerian economy, even in the deal with of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a foremost personal sector system in Nigeria currently, set up given that 1888, the Lagos Chamber is providing, via this expo, an incredible platform, to progress the options and linkages in the globe of ICT”, she concluded.
Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, minister of Communications and Digital Financial state, when declaring the convention and exhibition open, claimed that globally, electronic revolution is transforming life and societies, with unparalleled pace and scale, offering immense opportunities, as nicely as associated problems.
“As predicted by the World Financial Discussion board, around 60% of global Gross Domestic Product, (GDP), will be digitized, by 2022 and that, above the next 10 years, digital platforms, will be employed to develop, close to 70% of new value”, Pantami noted.
The Minister, who was represented by the Executive Secretary, Common Company Provision Fund (USPF), Mr. Ayuba Shuaibu, stressed that: “globally, enterprises are shifting from brick and mortar kind, to progressive enterprises pushed by electronic technologies and now is the time for business, enterprises and organisations, to reinvent and automate, to match into the worldwide digital economic climate.
“I want to congratulate the Director General and members of the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Business for organising this Information Communication Technological know-how and Telecommunications Conference and Exhibition, ICTEL EXPO 2020, to spotlight this national discourse, on how we can just take benefit of electronic technological innovation for accelerating our economy”, he concluded.
Delivering her keynote deal with, Ms Funke Opeke, CEO/Handling Director, MainOne and Chairmperson, Presidential Committee on Countrywide Broadband Program, determined 3 functions that will enable digital financial state to perform properly in our clime. These involve connectivity, a unit and a system that allows just one to hook up with get-togethers at the other stop.
“When we glimpse at personal sector participation in Nigeria and the issues we encounter as an financial system, particularly with the economic downturn, with the dip development rate and substantial inflation economy that we have and I consider the recognition, globally, that expansion across the entire world can only be fuelled by digital adoption in the several years to appear. I consider it is critical that our government present far more assistance to the ICT industry”, she concluded.
Some panel conversations also took put on the initial working day of the celebration, while some firms exhibited their goods and methods to the common populace, by means of the on line digital system.