Three or four years ago, I toyed with the idea of doing an academic paper with the title “Fighting with their Fighters: Making Revolution in the Age of Social Media”. It was borne out of two circumstances, first my optimistic advocacy about technology as a transformative tool and secondly my excitement with the Arab spring.
In the light of the gradual end of the year 2020, Tech mirror magazine has taken a look on how Covid19 encorraged the use of technology in Nigeria, most especially in the area of entertainment, education and religions .
You often learn what you want by seeing what you do not want to see, God knows no one wanted to see us conscripted on dealing with our "unexpected" guest, Covid-19, pandemics kill business, recessions ruin business to say they have a silver lining is a step too far.
With the quest towards having an ICT inclined Nigeria moving on daily, the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, which was established in year 2001 to implement the National IT Policy and with the mandate to create frameworks for the planning, research, development, standardization, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulation of Information Technology practices in Nigeria has continued to lead the country’s quest for IT infrastructure development.
The world today is fast becoming a digital space where virtually every activity of mankind is leveraging on the availability of digital technology.