Govt, IBM collaborate on technology development

By The Citizen

The Ministry of Communication Technology and IBM Corporation yesterday sealed a partnership deal that will enable the technology giant provide solutions that will help resolve challenges in key sectors of the economy.

The Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson during a ministerial roundtable emphasized the place of technology in the development of the economy, a statement endorsed by Special Assistant, Media, to her, Efem Nkanga stated.

Mrs Johnson said: 'Technology is a key driver of economic and social development that should be adopted to facilitate the development of key sectors of the economy for the benefit of Nigerians. 'The ministry is committed to ensuring that ICT is leveraged to enhance and facilitate the transformation of Nigeria in critical sectors of the economy such as power, health, education, agriculture, interior to enable inclusive development, job creation, transparency of governance and economic growth.'

IBM's Chairman and CEO, Ginny Rometty pledged to support the country.

She said: 'Technology innovation is a key ingredient for social and economic transformation and critical for crossing the innovation divide.

'IBM will partner with the government, businesses, academia and innovators to aid the adoption of new technologies which will tangibly support efforts to spur development in Nigeria.'