Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been demonstrating his focus-driven determination and his purpose-built vision to take good governance to the next level in the state.

The 2019 Girls in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) presented yet another such opportunity for the governor-elect to underscore his mission statement for the ICT.

According to him, “As we celebrate the International #GirlsInICT day, I want to throwback to when I visited Abisoye A. Akinfolarin and the super intelligent girls at #GirlsCoding. I was inspired by these young women who are changing the world around them one html, JavaScript and C++ code at a time. Our world is changing but we have a lot to make up especially where Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for the girl child is concerned. I am encouraged by a lot of the efforts I see but we need to do a lot more.”

Sanwo-Olu has been reiterating his commitment to his #ProjectTHEME – the five pillars of development agenda for a greater Lagos, which include: T – Traffic Management and Transportation; H – Health and Environment; E – Education and Technology; M – Making Lagos a 21st Century economy; and E – Entertainment and Tourism. For Sanwo-Olu, the place of technology cannot be negotiated.

“We also want to create a smart economy on the back of technology. We will create incubation hubs in Lagos for technology startups to flourish, while also ensuring that we introduce coding into our public school curriculum. I understand the transformative power of Technology. Technology will improve the rule of law, education, ease of doing business and government processes. Technology will reduce approval process circle in public-private sector dealings. It will improve government efficiency. Giving Entrepreneurs and SMEs the opportunity to thrive will lead to more jobs and more public-private sector partnerships,” Sanwo-Olu said.


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