By Technology Times Staff Reporter
Lagos. February 26, 2013: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton today challenged Nigerians that the information technology revolution underway will open new promise for countries like Nigeria to address key development challenges of the “revolutionary times” that we currently live in with globalization of economies.
The 42nd US President told a crème of the nation’s elite at the 18th Annual THISDAY Awards organised by the THISDAY Media Group that opened this afternoon in the historic city of Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State.
Clinton says that new information technology (IT) tools are opening access to global marketplaces and driving innovative services like money transfer and offers new ways to address development challenges like poverty, inequality, employment, education empowerment, among others.
IT, with all its promise of transformation, also comes with its problems, Clinton told the audience including Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State alongside key Nigerian business leaders, traditional rulers, government officials, social elite, among other distinguished personalities.
Nduka Obaigbena, Chairman, THISDAY Media Group, who welcomed attendees to the well-attended event underscored that the choice of Abeokuta, which is the nation’s root of learning in the historical evolution of Nigeria, for the high-profile event.
Obaigbena also told the audience that 18th Annual THISDAY Awards has gone global as the event underway in Abeokuta was being beamed live on Arise News, the global TV network recently launched by the Nigerian media mogul and owner of the THISDAY brand.