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Buhari affirms commitment to use of IT for service delivery

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said his administration would continue to use technology to deliver desired good to Nigerians.

President Buhari gave the assurance when he received the leadership of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPCN) and Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), led by its president, Prof. Charles Uwadia, at the State House in Abuja.

The President, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, said the future belongs to Information Technology (IT).

According to him, ‘‘technology in public service delivery is no longer a luxury, but a pressing necessity.’’

Noting that Information Technology is the driving force for social and economic change, the President told the IT professionals that his administration through its actions has demonstrated its commitment to convert these potentials to reality.

He said, ‘‘The future belongs to IT. What was unimaginable 20 years ago is a reality today. Accordingly, we have introduced numerous policies and have made substantial investments to ensure the benefits of this technology-driven age is felt by 200 million Nigerians.

‘‘Indeed, our strategy for inclusive economic growth can only be achieved by leveraging the technology tools available to us.”

President Buhari used the occasion of the courtesy visit by representatives of the computing and IT professionals in Nigeria to enumerate some benefits of using technological tools to implement government policies. (Vanguard)

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