It is the view of VP Osinbajo that Nigeria has now become the technology investment destination in Sub-Saharan Africa just as he asserted that the Buhari administration will continue to step up efforts in providing stable macroeconomic, conducive business environment, infrastructure and security nationwide.
Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Thursday during a one-day working visit to Kaduna State, where he was the Special Guest of Honour at the Kaduna Economic & Investment Summit (KADINVEST 6.0).
According to the VP, “with global gaps in talent, well-planned training programmes could even see Nigeria become a hub for critical technical talent.
Highlighting the great strides being made by Nigerian youth in reaping the rewards of a knowledge economy through digital technology, the VP noted that “Nigeria is now the technology investment destination in Sub-Saharan Africa. Here in Nigeria, youth-run digital businesses are also making great strides.”
Shortly after attending the KADINVEST 6.0 event, the VP was at the commissioning of the rebuilt Kasuwan Magani Market and 100-KW Solar PV Mini-Grid, Kajuru LGA in the State, where he received a rousing welcome from the locals on arrival.
At the commissioning of the market, the VP noted the “importance of community building, partnership, and tolerance amongst our people & a new narrative of growth, togetherness, economic progress, and development.”
In the same vein, at the commissioning of the solar PV mini-grid, the VP noted that “the Ministry of Power through the REA partnered with Kaduna State Gov & Blue Camel to create a sustainable, clean source of power for the market.”
The VP, who was received on arrival in the State by Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, and other senior State govt. officials, commended the State Governor for his efforts in developing the State.
In his remarks, Gov El-Rufai described VP as “a bridge-builder and a man of deep social conscience, who cares deeply about the poor and about giving them the opportunity to prosper economically