The Federal Government (FG) said it is seeking ways to end the trend of Nigerians relocating abroad. The government said it plans on achieving this by ensuring Nigerians are gainfully employed to discourage the need to travel abroad.
The Minister of State for Science, Technology, and Innovation, Henry Ikoh, made the statement in Abuja while receiving the Secretary-General of the Digital Cooperation Organisation, Ms. Deemah Yahya, who paid him a courtesy visit in connection with the upcoming Digital Nigeria Day Conference.
He said the government intended to correct the trend through industrialization, which could be achieved by synergizing with the DCO in the area of human capital development.
His word: “The synergy is what we require, capacity building is key and technology transfer is what Nigeria and Africa in particular need at the moment so that the world can be a global village. We need to collaborate in all areas to ensure harmony.
”If we collaborate and synergize in the area of human capital development, it would guarantee industrialization, when people are gainfully employed and moved out from poverty, then Africans and Nigerians would not be struggling to travel abroad because everything is here.
We have all the raw materials; what we require in terms of digitalization is for us to cross-fertilize ideas, train and retrain our people then things would be better.”
Yahya said the group was in Nigeria to understudy her digital ecosystem and understand who the players were.