President Buhari was invited by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF). Credit: Bashir Ahmad Source: Twitter According to him, the digital world has become the new frontier for both good and evil. He, therefore, maintained that the challenge for world leaders must be to ensure that “this space is inclusive, accessible and safe’’.
The president used the occasion to reflect on the digital revolution in Nigeria, buoyed by impressive statistics on mobile phone penetration, technology hubs and the advent of young entrepreneurs attracting investments of over 100 million dollars to the country. He said: ‘‘In Nigeria, our mobile phone penetration exceeds eighty percent. This means the majority of Nigeria’s one hundred and ninety million citizens are fully connected to this new digital world; especially our youth. ‘‘Sixty-five percent or one hundred and seventeen million Nigerians are under the age of 25 years. These bright minds are the drivers of this emerging digital sector. ‘‘Today, Nigeria has close to ninety technology hubs and every day, new ones are coming up and they are all developing solutions for Nigerian, and indeed global problems. ‘‘Already, these young entrepreneurs have attracted investments of over one hundred million dollars. A sizeable amount from overseas including Silicon Valley. ‘‘As many of you from this region are aware, Nigerian start-ups always have a very impressive outing at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX). Many have won prizes.’’ Read more: https://www.legit.ng/1232126-just-buhari-addresses-world-leaders-dubai-decries-cyberspace-rig-elections.html