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‘Nigeria needs more investments in IT to improve technology readiness rankings’



‘Nigeria needs more investments in IT to improve technology readiness rankings’

For the country to move up in rankings in the area of technology readiness, it would need significant investment in ensuring that the young people of Nigeria are equipped with critical technology skills and knowledge of the fast changing technology landscape around the world.

According to the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Information Technology Report, Nigeria is ranked at the bottom, 119 out of 139 countries in the area of technology readiness.

It was in efforts to achieve this objective, that General Electric Nigeria in partnership with GE Volunteers recently presented an Information Technology laboratory to the public administration department of the Nasarawa State University.

This was part of the first phase of a proposed partnership with the University under the companies’ IT4Charity corporate social responsibility initiative.

Speaking at the vent, GE Nigeria CEO, Lazarus Angbazo, said.

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“The times are changing rapidly than it has ever been and we must be prepared for it.

“We believe that partnership with a prestigious institution as yours especially the public sector program takes us a step closer to readying the next generation of Nigerian policy leaders by empowering them with the requisite skill to navigate the fourth industrial revolution.”

Others present at the event included His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto, Sultan Abubakar Sa’ad and the Emir of Keffi and Chancellor of the University, Shehu Chindo Yamusa who lauded the project.

‘Nigeria needs more investments in IT to improve technology readiness rankings’

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