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The Imo State government has openly described the digital economy as one the best passports to the global economy while mulling for more investments in the sector.
The Chief Economic Adviser to the state government, Prof Kenneth Amaeshi, said that the digital economy allowed people to access products and services and create wealth through social media and e-commerce using the appropriate applications.
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A statement issued by the spokesperson office of the Chief Economic Adviser, Fabian Anyanwu, noted that Amaeshi said that the state government had embraced the digital economy.
The statement partly read,” A Professor of Sustainable Finance and Governance at the European University Institute, Italy and Visiting Professor of Leadership and Financial Markets in Africa at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom, Professor Kenneth Amaeshi, has identified the DIGITAL ECONOMY as the best passport to the global economy.
“Professor Amaeshi who is also the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of Imo State, made this assertion while speaking on a Webinar, a biweekly program sponsored by the office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of Imo State on the topic, ‘Digital Economy opportunities in Imo State’, which runs simultaneously on Orient FM, 94.5FM and Ozisa FM, 96.1 FM from 11:30am -12:30 pm every Saturday.
“According to Prof Amaeshi, the Digital Economy allows people to access products and services as well as create wealth through social media and e-commerce using the appropriate applications.
“Earlier in his remarks, host of the program and Commissioner for Science and Technology in the Imo State Executive Council, Professor Boniface Nworgu commended Professor Amaeshi on the rare initiative he brought to Imo State in a bid to unveil the hidden potentials in the State adding that one of the core mandates of his Ministry included the digital economy and expressed delight to be part of the program.
“He went further to say that Information Communication Technology is one of the cardinal objectives of the present administration of the State government under the leadership of His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma adding that Digital Economy in the state has been accorded national recognition.
“According to Prof Nworgu, President and Commander of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Rtd. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari , recently appointed Governor Uzodimma a member of the National Digital Economy based on the prowess and successes recorded in the state in digital economy.
“The Honourable Commissioner, however, stressed the need to extend the digital economy opportunities to the rural areas for the exploration of the rural dwellers whom he identified as the potential beneficiaries of the digital economy.”