Shettima Restates Nigeria’s commitment to Digital Technology
Nigeria’s Vice President Kashim Shettima has said that the country’s huge potentials in digital technology, the outsourcing industry and the clean energy sector will continue to incentivise investments in its energy transition plan and agenda to diversify the economy.
He said this on Monday when he received Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jorgensen, on a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa. Shedding light on Nigeria’s climate objectives under the administration of President Bola Tinubu, the vice president noted that investments in digital technology, clean energy and other sectors had become a priority as a result of the dwindling fortunes of the oil economy. Mr Shettima said, “We are facing challenges but where there is a will, there is a way. The president is a man imbued with passion, intellect and capacity to lead the nation on the path of prosperity and progress.
He really wants to bring a new lease of life to the Nigerian nation because if Nigeria works, Africa works. Oil will still be relevant because of its other derivatives for the next decades but as the primary driver of the economy, the role of oil will diminish in the coming years. This is why it is a priority for us to think out of the box to find alternatives.
This is why we are looking for investments in digital technology, clean energy and other sectors. We have a lot of opportunities for partnership and collaboration.” VP Shettima identified the strength of Nigeria’s population as a huge resource for the transformation of Africa, noting that the continent’s transformation could be fast-tracked by green and sustainable energy.