Education is Nigeria’s foremost tool against poverty, President Bola Tinubu has said.
Tinubu, who stated this in a statement issued on Thursday, also noted that his administration remained determined to embrace the prospects of the digital economy and telecommunications which he described as “the future.”
The statement noted the president who received a delegation from the global tech giant, Google, said his administration would leverage digital technology to create Nigeria’s desired socio-economic progress that is necessary to transform society.
“We are here to shape our tomorrow, today, and I’m going to do it. Our youths represent over 65% of the yearning development age in Nigeria.
“We take education very seriously, and that is the foremost tool we have against poverty.
“The digital economy and telecommunications represent the future, and we are determined to promote it.
“Your partnership with us to make it a serious development in our economic programme is what is desirable. Our youths have the skills, they are brilliant, and they are good people,” Tinubu further stated.
The president called on Google to partner with the government on the use of data in the public sector to enhance service delivery.
“We have been evaluating different proposals on database development, and you have critical information that can equally help the poor leverage on the use of data.
“The authentication of transaction integrity across the country to service over 200 million people is not a joke,” the President posited.
Towards the realisation of great progress in the sector, President Tinubu declared that he is bringing more young people into the administration to further drive his transformative efforts and called on Google to ‘come on board’ as a frontline partner in development.
The President stated that the prospective use cases emanating from the emergence of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing must be harnessed, even as he emphasised that development is achieved in stages.
“Let me have breakfast before dinner,” the President quipped.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that Nigerians on social media platform, X (formerly known as Twitter) have reacted to pictures and videos which showed the suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele in what appears like he shed tears in court on Thursday.