MTN CEO at TECH+: ICT sector can power Nigeria’s economic growth
Mr Micheal Ikpoki, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria today told attendees at TECH+ Conferences and Expo in Lagos that the information and communication technology (ICT) sector can power the nation’s drive to become a major global economic power.
Ikpoki, the MTN Nigeria CEO, the largest mobile telephony company in the country says that the tech sector is a critical contributor to GDP, and can play a key contributory role in further powering the economy.
According to him technology has been the driver of growth of developed countries in the world as diverse tech solutions now make it easier for people to reach out to themselves “with just a click of the button.”
The MTN Nigeria CEO, who also commended oragnisers of TECH+ says the maiden edition of the two-day conferences and exhibitions will be an eye-opener for many Nigerians to know how to leverage technology in their everyday life.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Mike Ikpoki, CEO of MTN Nigeria”]“Our oil and gas sector is 75 per cent of our Federal Government revenue and 95 per cent of foreign exchange earnings and just 12 per cent of the GDP. So, how do we power other sectors. We can only do that with technology by coming up with relevant apps that make us do business better. That’s what we will be doing in TECH+ because that will create a platform for us to improve on our economy.”[/blockquote]