The Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Board, Olabiyi Durojaiye has revealed that the Commission will soon unveil a strategy that would enable Nigeria leverage on the ongoing digital revolution to produce many Bill Gates in the country.
The Chairman dropped the hint while addressing staff of the Commission during their 2017 Thanksgiving and Carol Service organised by the Christian Fellowship at the Commission’s headquarters, Abuja.
according to him, the plan was designed make Nigerian youths participate in the digital revolution going on in the information and Communications technology sector and come up with innovative products and services that would raise their economic status and also rob off on the nation’s GDP growth.
He also noted that too many Nigerian youths are wasting away with numerous talents to challenge Bill Gate and other technology billionaires, but have remained untapped due to lack of exposure to research and innovation.
He assured that the Commission through its strategy would train them in research to invent innovative technology products and service of global standard.
‘‘We have a plan that will make the youths of this country seize the opportunity provided by the digital revolution to innovate. We want Nigerians to participate actively in the global digital revolution going on in the telecommunication sector.
‘‘Too many of them have the talents of Bill Gate, but they do not know. They go around looking for white cola jobs. We want to train them in research orientation to be able to innovate and do things that will make Nigeria a global player in the technology sector.
‘‘ I will like to leave behind a legacy of taking part in leading the race of global digital revolution in Nigeria. We want to be part of it, not just following.’’