Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Isa Pantami has expressed optimism that the entry of Liquid Intelligent Technologies into Nigeria will help bring about more digital connectivity and innovations into the sector.
The minister who disclosed this in his goodwill mesaage, further hoped that the launch in Nigeria will deepen digital transformation in Africa.
Pantami who was represented by the Digital Architect Manager, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Falilat Jimoh, said the launch of Liquid Intelligent Technologies in Nigeria, would further enhance internet connectivity in Nigeria and the rest of Africa, since connectivity has become a necessity in driving the fourth industrial revolution and the digital transformation agenda.
“In Nigeria, we have experienced the impact of digital economy that is driven by connectivity, which has accelerated the growth of several sectors of the Nigerian economy. In 2020, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), contributed 18.44 per cent to Nigeria’s GDP, which was the highest sector contribution to GDP.
“Again, ICT helped |Nigeria to exit the recession triggered by COVID-19, much faster than was predicted by experts, Nigeria must therefore take advantage of the opportunities that Liquid Intelligent Technologies is bringing to the country,” Pantami said.
In the.same vein, Prof. Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said the launch of Liquid Intelligent Technology would offer Nigeria the opportunity to become globally competitive in the 21st Century.
Danbatta, who was also represented at the launch by the Director, Technical Standard and Network Integrity at NCC, Wakil Bako, said that NCC would continue to encourage new players in the ICT sector to further drive digital transformation growth in the country.