Barrister Adebayo Shittu, the new Minister for Communications has challenged stakeholders in the Nigerian technology sector to come up with new ideas that will promote growth of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.
The new Minister who also said he is willing to learn from his predecessor, Dr Omobola Johnson, the pioneer Minister of Communication Technology and other industry stakeholders to promote growth in the ICT sector.
Shittu, a lawyer by profession admits he has little or no background knowledge about the ICT sector but says that as a seasoned administrator, he is open to new ideas and ready to collaborate with critical stakeholder in the industry to deliver the desired result of the National Broadband Plan.
The new Minister said this at the event which also had in attendance his predecessor, Omobola Johnson.
”It is a great privilege for me to meet with some of the critical stakeholder in the ICT sector today and I know that coming here today avail me the opportunity to learn even more”, Adebayo said at the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), Nigeria coalition meeting held recently in Lagos.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]At the Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel venue of the meeting in Lagos, the new Minister also surprised every attendee by handing them his complimentary card explaining that ”everyone is free to send me proposal on innovation and ideas on how best we can move this sector forward.”[/blockquote]