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    FG Seeks Google’s Partnership to Empower Youths

    Google Global Vice President, Mr. Richard Gingras and President Bola Tinubu

    President Bola Tinubu says his administration is prepared to use education and technology to improve the lives of Nigerians, the digital economy and telecommunications represent the future and his administration is determined to promote it.

    According to a statement on Thursday, Tinubu spoke when he received some delegations from global tech giant, Google.

    The President told his visitors that his administration would leverage digital technology to create Nigeria’s desired socio-economic progress that is necessary to transform society.

    “We are here to shape our tomorrow today, and I’m going to do it. Our youths represent over 65 per cent of the yearning development age in Nigeria. We take education very seriously, and that is the foremost tool we have against poverty.

    “The digital economy and telecommunications represent the future, and we are determined to promote it.

    “Your partnership with us to make it a serious development in our economic programme is what is desirable. Our youths have the skills, they are brilliant, and they are good people,” Tinubu stated.

    He called on Google to partner with the government on the use of data in the public sector to enhance service delivery.

    “We have been evaluating different proposals on database development, and you have critical information that can equally help the poor leverage the use of data.

    “The authentication of transaction integrity across the country to service over 200 million people is not a joke,” the President posited.

    Towards the realisation of great progress in the sector, Tinubu declared that he was bringing more young people into the administration to further drive his transformative efforts and called on Google to ‘come on board’ as a frontline partner in development.

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