Governor Uzodimma (file photo)
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on Friday appointed the Imo State Givernor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, into the Presidential Council on E-Government and Digital Economy.
Uzodimma, along with 26 other Nigerians, will henceforth fashion out ways in which digital technologies will be employed to transform every sector of the country’s economy.
At the inauguration of the council, President Buhari said that the choice of Uzodinma and others was arrived at after “a painstaking and thorough process.”
He advised Uzodinma to works hard to justify the confidence the nation reposed on him.
He said that the Imo State Governor would be working with five other governors, ministers and members of the private sector to realize the federal government’s goals in E-Government and Digital Economy.
Besides, he tasked Uzodinma and the other members to consider their appointment as a national assignment that requires utmost dedication.
While announcing that the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Pantami, would chair the Council on his behalf, President Buhari expressed satisfaction with the progress Nigeria has made in digital technologies.
According to him, though the information and communication technology sector recorded a quantum leap in 2020, its growth rate was instrumental in supporting Nigeria’s exit from recession after the Covid-19 pandemic.