Obaseki driving digital economy with fibre optic connectivity, says report | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

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Obaseki driving digital economy with fibre optic connectivity, says report | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

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Obaseki driving digital economy with fibre optic connectivity, says report | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Governor Godwin Obaseki administration’s innovation and technology drive, especially through fibre optic connectivity project has gained global acclaim.

A recent report by The Guardian UK, titled, “Facebook’s fibre optics in Nigerian state put Africa pivot in focus,” reads: “Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, has, in recent years, driven a digitisation agenda that touches on many areas of ordinary life and tech companies have become fundamental parts of it.”

According to a statement by the media aide to the governor, Crusoe Osagie, the report disclosed that since 2019, at least 400km (250 miles) of cables have been laid in Edo, with the government committing “to building business and technology hubs, expanding Internet access for entrepreneurs, tech workers, government agencies and schools.”

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Photo/ facebook/godwinobasekiofficial A recent report by The Guardian UK, titled, “Facebook’s fibre optics in Nigerian state put Africa pivot in focus,” reads: “Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, has, in recent years, driven a digitisation agenda that touches on many areas of ordinary life and tech companies have become fundamental parts of it.” According to a statement by the media aide to the governor, Crusoe Osagie, the report disclosed that since 2019, at least 400km (250 miles) of cables have been laid in Edo, with the government committing “to building business and technology hubs, expanding Internet access for entrepreneurs, tech workers, government agencies and schools. “The Kwibuka event has a Nigerian… Nigeria’s women national team finished fifth at the just-concluded Kwibuka T20i Championship in Kigali, Rwanda The Eighth Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament took a new turn with the introduction of a veterans’ exhibition match between Nigeria and Rwanda.” “The state’s previously analogue civil service now uses an online government portal supported by partnerships with Microsoft and using fibre-optic Internet access provided by MainOne and Facebook.” It may seem overwhelming, but if the nation is genuinely dedicated, e-governance may improve public access to government services, information, dependable security, adequate oversight roles, accountability, and regulations. “The level of accountability this system brings is so effective. “The Kwibuka event has a Nigerian bent, because it was conceived on the back of the bilateral cricket matches between the two countries’ women’s team. Right now, if a case file is sent to a civil servant from the governor’s office, the governor can see exactly when it is opened, and whether it has been actualised. Bello said while most of the equipment required for the rehabilitation, installation and continued maintenance in the industry are largely produced abroad, the foreign exchange requirements remained challenging.

So the days when you send one file somewhere and it gets lost in the system are gone. Nigeria’s veterans, who majorly were from the TBS 4’O clock group, chalked 133 for the loss of four wickets in the first inning, while the Rwandan team capped it in 16. What is the significance of this e-governance? For example, the government cannot fully provide social infrastructure unless it knows the nation’s population or how many people live in the country, and it cannot adequately provide educational infrastructure until it has data on children. “Schools in Edo and areas where fibre-optic cables can be accessed have benefited from subsidised Internet connectivity and are also working with Microsoft-based learning programmes, improving the quality of education.” In this article . “We lost this but the experience and the bonding has been something that we would look to strengthen.