The Lagos State Government says it has plans for Lagos to be the technology hub of West Africa.
The was revealed by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday at the launch of Zinox Tech Experience Centre in Lagos.
Represented by his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, he said that the role of technology in any society could not be overemphasised.
“Technology provides data and it is the most effective way to achieve the ease of doing business.
“Data is the new currency, any company that does not have a good database will collapse as it helps in the ease of doing business.
“Technology also helps in managing information, it is used in security, education and to collect data in the hospitals.
“Nigeria needs to urgently harness the use of technology to develop the nation,” he said
Sanwo-Olu, said that Lagos State Government has the wherewithal and will definitely do all it can to make the state a technology hub.
According to him, technology must be harnessed in all facets of life for Nigeria to match up with developed countries.
“Technology is the pillar of all the plans of the present administration in Lagos.
“In order to maximize the potential of the state, the deployment of technology is very critical,” Sanwo-Olu said.
The Chairman of Zinox Group, Mr Leo Stan, commended the Lagos State government for boosting the technology sector.
He noted that Lagos is the best place to invest in as the environment is conducive and there is ease of doing business.
The Zinox chairman urged business owners to make good use of the opportunity.
“Government need to encourage the youths by empowering them as most of them work in that sector.
“Also, many youths are equally interested in developing the country through technology so they need to be empowered,” he said.