CSO Speaks on Tinubu, Tijani, NCC’s Giant Strides on One Year in Office

CSO Speaks on Tinubu, Tijani, NCC’s Giant Strides on One Year in Office

  • The Good Governance Advocates (GGA) has said the digital economy sector has been very successful in the diversification of Nigeria’s economy
  • GGA noted that Nigeria’s strides towards a thriving digital economy which arguably started during the Muhammadu Buhari administration were sustained, stressing that the changes have been phenomenal
  • The CSO stated that Nigeria is ready to lead in digital technology and is poised to welcome more initiatives and investments in the sector

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FCT, Abuja - The Good Governance Advocates (GGA) has applauded President Bola Tinubu for "working tirelessly" to drive Nigeria’s digital economy, fostering innovation, and bridging the digital divide.

The group also commended Bosun Tijani, the minister of communications and digital economy, and Aminu Maida for keying into Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda "by developing a vibrant digital ecosystem, empowering entrepreneurs, and creating jobs for our teeming youth".

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Similarly, the group acknowledged the "achievements" of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) under the leadership of Maida in "regulating and developing the Nigerian telecommunications industry".

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The GGA made this known on Thursday, May 30, at a press conference to assess President Tinubu’s first anniversary. The conference was attended by Legit.ng.

In his address, the convener, Mahmoud Abubakar, said:

“The Good Governance Advocates agree with the position of the Honourable minister that digital literacy means something other than that you have become a technical talent. However, it gives you the foundation to choose that you also want to participate in the digital economy.
“The steps taken in this direction are commendable and in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu's administration.
“The Good Governance Advocates recognises the efforts of the NCC in promoting indigenous content in the telecommunications sector. This is in line with the provisions of the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003, which empowers the NCC to encourage local and foreign investments in the Nigerian communications industry, introduce innovative services and practices as well as promote the participation of Nigerians in the ownership, control and management of communications companies and development of communications manufacturing and supply sectors."

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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