Technology a necessity in public service delivery –Buhari
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, said technology, particularly Information Communications Technology, was important in modern-day public service delivery.
Buhari, who said this was the reason his regime had directed all the MDAS to deploy IT in their operations, added that technology was no longer a luxury but a pressing necessity.
Buhari spoke during a meeting with the leadership of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria and Nigeria Computer Society at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The president of the body, Prof Charles Uwadia, led members to see the President.
‘‘The future belongs to IT. What was unimaginable 20 years ago is a reality today. Accordingly, we have introduced numerous policies and have made substantial investments to ensure that the benefits of this technology-driven age are felt by 200 million Nigerians.
‘‘Indeed, our strategy for inclusive economic growth can only be achieved by leveraging the technology tools available to us,” a statement by presidential spokesperson, Mr Femi Adesina, after the meeting quoted Buhari as saying.
he added, ‘‘Already, we have seen the benefits of using technological tools for lending to farmers as well as monitoring crop performance especially in some of the more remote locations.
‘‘Furthermore, our social investment programmes are built on technological platforms that allow us to positively impact the lives of some poorest members of our society.”
Prof Uwadia, in his remarks, praised Buhari’s political will in promoting IT infrastructure in the country.
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