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Tuesday 9 July 2024

Minister Advocates for National Digital Economy and E-Governance Bill


The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, on Tuesday, called for support for the National Digital Economy and E-Governance Bill, emphasising that once enacted, the bill would provide a robust legal framework to accelerate the nation’s digital economy agenda.

During a media briefing on the bill in Abuja, the minister highlighted that Nigeria's digital economy is projected to generate N18.3 billion by 2026, positioning it as a potential game-changer for the country's economic landscape. He pointed to successful Nigerian unicorns like Flutterwave, Jumia, Andela, and Interswitch as evidence of the sector's strength and capacity to significantly advance the nation's economy.

Dr. Tijani stated that Nigeria’s digital economy is projected to generate N18.3 billion by 2026, which has the potential to revolutionize the nation's economy.

“Technology is providing jobs for our young ones because presently, there is job deficit in the tech ecosystem we need to put measures in place to take hold of the sector.

“We believe that the bill will support the growth and transformation of Nigeria’s economy through the application and the use of this technology in all facets of life in Nigeria.

“This bill will create the enabling environment for fair competition, promote innovation, growth and competitiveness for the Nigerian economy,” Tijani said.

"When the bill is passed into law, it will be implemented in all the six geopolitical zones of the country", he asserted.

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