Mr Idiodi Email addressncourages Government To Put More Effort On Technology
The Partners at Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG) and founder of WorkNigeria,
Christian Idiodi has stressed the need for the government to provide the necessary infrastructures that would support technology and enhance the growth of business in Africa.
Questions from journalists at the just concluded Inspire Africa Conference held in Lagos, he observed most start-ups struggle due to infrastructural gaps.
Thereby describing technology as how problems are solved today, he added, “Problem solvers have always been in existence in Africa.
We have always been creative and solving different things. “I tell people who want to start a tech journey to practise problem-solving.
You can volunteer to help people. If you are not good at solving problems, then you will not be good at solving problems with technology. You must also start your own company, it’s the fastest way to learn.”
Specifically, he observed with only 25 per cent of Africans on the Internet, seven $1 billion organizations have been created, like Interswitch, Flutterwave, Chipper cash and others.
The Managing Director of Edo State Investment Promotion Office, Kelvin Uwaibi, said the state government has established a data agency to support the government’s effort in its digitalisation drive.