Economy: NBCC, stakeholders seek tech. infrastructure
The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) and stakeholders in the technology sector have emphasised the need to build infrastructure that allows technology to thrive.
This growth, she noted, had positioned Nigeria as the largest tech market on the African continent, with tech hubs and a growing and vibrant customer base.
Adeyemi stated that over 180 million people (72 per cent of the population) had access to a mobile telephone and projected internet penetration to reach 65.3 per cent in 2025, up from under 2 per cent in 2001.
She said Nigeria needed to explore the sector, build better infrastructure, and maximize the benefits for the collective good of the stakeholders, beneficiaries and the country at large.
“The sector has grown and has made a significant impact both in Nigeria and around the globe.
“It has been estimated by Jobberman that the sector is on track to add US$88 billion to the economy by 2027.
“Today, we are honoured to have in our midst tech experts and professionals who have distinguished themselves in the tech space as they share with us insights that would drive the sector to its fullest potential,” she said.