VP Osinbanjo Advocates Use Of Digital Technology For Mass Education, Healthcare

VP Osinbanjo Advocates Use Of Digital Technology For Mass Education, Healthcare

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, says though Nigeria has experienced significant growth in the use of digital technology and number of tech companies, there is still room for much improvement, especially on how to effectively use digital technology for mass education and for healthcare.


The Vice President, who stated this at a forum in Abuja, said beyond all the successes, Nigeria needs to educate a large number of people, especially teachers, that are going to be the major stakeholders in addressing the issues mostly in states where there are a large number of out-of-school children.


He noted that providing more access to education and healthcare services to a larger number of the population has to be technology driven to ensure maximum impact explaining the critical role technology would play,

The Vice President also restated Nigeria’s commitment to net-zero emissions by 2060 stressing the importance of transition fuels for Africa and developing countries, as according to him, Nigeria has gas in huge reserves, and on important transition fuel for the country, as well as other African countries.


Speaking on the topic, “Digitization, COP26 and African Development”, Professor Osinbajo noted that digitization and climate change will determine to a large extent, Africa’s growth trajectory in the next few decades, especially as digital technology offers the most effective way for Africa to fast-track development.

The Vice President highlighted how COVID-19 pandemic showed the resilience of Nigeria’s public healthcare system over the years, from experiences in tackling Ebola and Lassa fever.