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Digital economy: Expert tasks minister on infrastructure



Dr Samuel Nzekwe, a financial analyst, has advised the new minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani, to provide the needed infrastructure for digital economy to thrive in the country.

Nzekwe, also a former president, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), gave the advice in an interview with our reporter on Wednesday in Ota, Ogun.

It was reported that President Bola Tinubu on Monday, swore in a new cabinet of 45 ministers.

He noted that the irregular power supply and poor network service had hindered the smooth running and success of the digital economy in the country.

He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to put measures in place to improve the power situation in the country as the digital economy agenda would amount to nothing without regular and adequate electricity supply.

“There is the need for the new minister to intensify efforts to ensure good network service and synergise with other relevant ministries to ensure stable power supply for the digital economy to thrive.

“In addition, favourable government policies are necessary to bring this sector to perform well and place Nigeria among the comity of nations in terms of technological advancement,” he said.

This, he said, would help to provide employment opportunities for a lot of youths in the country, who would in turn be able to contribute to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.

The former ANAN president also stressed the need for the Federal government to urgently tackle the security challenges to attract new investors into the digital economy as well as the country at large.

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Ige Adekunle

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