April 20, 2024

Sanwo-Olu Emphasizes Importance of Digital Connectivity In Africa at GITEX

Sanwo-Olu Emphasizes Importance of Digital Connectivity In Africa at GITEX

Sanwo-Olu Emphasizes Importance of Digital Connectivity In Africa at GITEX

 

By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi

African tech start-ups have passed the $4 billion mark in 2022, with Nigeria leading the way. Lagos is at the forefront of the digital transformation, and the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, spoke about the vast and untapped potential that Africa holds within the realms of technology and digital innovation.

Sanwo-Olu spoke at GITEX, which hosted its first African Digital Summit in Marrakech. The summit was one of the biggest tech and innovation conferences in the world. Sanwo-Olu emphasized the importance of access to information and technology, which is transforming Africa. With over 700 million mobile subscribers and 500 million internet users, Africa is embracing digital connectivity.

Sanwo-Olu Emphasizes Importance of Digital Connectivity In Africa at GITEX
Sanwo-Olu Emphasizes Importance of Digital Connectivity In Africa at GITEX

Mobile payments are driving financial inclusion and economic empowerment in Africa. The African Union’s Digital Transformation Strategy aims to increase access to digital services and infrastructure across the continent. The strategy aims to create a digital economy that will drive growth and job creation.

Africa’s tech start-up sector is experiencing unprecedented growth, and this is a testament to the innovative spirit and brilliant minds of the continent. With Nigeria leading the way, Africa is poised to become a major player in the global tech industry. The growth in the sector is a reflection of the potential that Africa holds within the realms of technology and digital innovation.

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