Minister Adebayo Shittu
Minister Adebayo Shittu

ICT mainstay of economy, says Minister Shittu

NEWS DIGEST – Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has lauded the Nigerian technology market initiative.

The initiative, he said, will further boost the ecosystem.

He spoke when the technology market team paid a visit to him at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.

Shittu said it  was gladdening that young Nigerians have found something to do with their time and brought up an innovation, which is the first of its kind.

He reiterated his commitment to giving young minds a platform for development in the country especially through Information Communication Technology

“Nigeria harnesses lots of opportunities and it is only appropriate that ICT becomes a mainstay of the Country’s economy , this kind of initiative goes a long way to ensuring we have a better society in the Information Communication Technology Industry, my tenure believes that Technology and Information Technology is a mainstay of Nigerian Economy, ICT can give us better than Crude oil, ” he stressed.

He also promised to serve and support in best minds as the Grand Patron of the Initiative noting that he remains committed to ICT development .

Creative Director of the Nigerian Technology Market, Olanrewaju Oyedeji praised the policies of the communication ministry under Barrister Adebayo Shittu

“The Communication Ministry under you , made it possible  for us to pull off this of project,” Olanrewaju noted.

Speaking on the focus of the Nigerian technology market,Olanrewaju reemphasised the need to spread knowledge about Technology informed the need to have the project

“We have the first ever free E-institute in Nigeria for Technology and Information Technology Courses , we have the first ever portal for Job Bank, we also have the first E-market for Technology and Information Gadgets  which we believe remains essential for us as a country” he noted.

Olanrewaju thanked the Minister for giving youths a platform for innovation stating  that his administration has remained a unique one.

The team had  top Youths across the country and intentionally.

Former British Broadcasting Corporation Reporter and Executive Director of Largest Youth Platform in Nigeria (Youths Digest) ,Gidado Yushau Shuaib, the organizer of the largest Chief Executive Officers Awards in Nigeria ,Alli-Bob Cinwon, one of Nigeria’s Finest young Lawyers, Barrister Nelson Nnamdi, Executive Director of Centre for Hunger and Poverty alleviation and Research, Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman, Daily Nigerian  Senior Correspondent, Rayyan Alhassan  team of the Nigerian Technology Market and Media personnels were at the meeting.

The team presented a letter of Grand Patronship of the project to the Minister of Communication while an inauguration ceremony has been fixed for the first Saturday in May.