Wednesday 20th September, 2017
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Nigeria partners with Kenya, Rwanda on ICT

 Nigeria partners with Kenya, Rwanda on ICT

 The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has disclosed that the federal government has commenced a working re­lationship with Kenya and Rwanda governments on the maximum use of ICT to improve the financial inclusive of Nigerians.

He added that the gov­ernment is also contem­plating on the need to es­tablish a communications bank which will be a de­velopment bank that will assist in the financing of communication and ICT companies based in the country.

Shittu stated this in Il­orin while speaking with journalists at the weekend.

According to him, “Ni­geria has to bury her pride and visit the two smaller African countries to learn how they have advanced in their technological know-how and how they have used communica­tion and ICT to improve the living standard of their citizens.

“In Nigeria today, less than 50 per cent of the lo­cal government areas lacks banking facilities hence, they are being excluded from physical policies of government but with the e-banking being in­troduced, and Nigerians can operate financial transac­tions from their homes as well as transact other official business through their GSM including ap­plying for international passports.”