Glo Will Support Government’s Digital Literacy Campaign—Bella Disu

Glo Will Support


OpenLife Nigeria reports that the Executive Vice Chairman of Globacom, Mrs. Bella Disu, has restated the readiness of the company to support the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy’s strategic plan to have about 3m technical talents by 2027 and also increase digital literacy.

Speaking at the launch of Nigeria’s Digital Economy Report themed ‘Driving Economic Growth through Digital Transformation’ on Thursday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Mrs Disu stated that Globacom is ready to help drive the realization of the Federal Government’s digitalization agenda.

According to her, “We see the current challenges in the sector as a responsibility to be at the forefront of enabling tech advancement.

“We are at the moment doing two things which key into the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy’s strategic blueprint.

“Under the pillar of Knowledge, the ministry is planning to have about 3m technical talents by 2027 and also increase digital literacy.

“In Glo, we have a Glo learning management solution which has the capacity to train up to 100,000 users a month on different skill sets from digital marketing and other professional courses some of which we plan to offer as CSR and also on courses covering Python, blockchain, AI to really push digital literacy”.

The EVC added that, “Under innovation, we plan to have four innovation hubs, with one to be rolled out in Lagos in the fourth quarter of the year, and three to be commissioned by the second quarter of 2025 in PH, Ibadan, and Abuja.

“We see these hubs as an ecosystem and a catalyst for technological advancement where we have hubs for tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators to really collaborate, thrive and learn”, she added.

On digitalization, Mrs Disu who observed that the impact was already visible in a few sectors: said, “digital platforms have completely revolutionised the transportation and mobility services sector with ride-hailing companies facilitating hundreds of millions of rides in the last seven years, In ecommerce, the sector has grown significantly with online user market now about 76.7 million users.

“We have also seen a huge growth in POS terminals from about 155,000 in 2017 to now 1.8 million in 2023”.

She added that, “More and Nigerians are going into remote work, and with the right training, they will be able to take up even more lucrative roles in the sector. In entrepreneurship and start-ups, through fintech and content creation and startups, the opportunities are vast,” and assured that Globacom’s would continue support the sector.

The Glo EVC said the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, and the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Dr. Aminu Maids, have both shown commitment and political will to address the challenges in the telecom industry and she commended them for their effort.

Dr. Tijani who spoke at the event said Nigeria’s huge population and resources give the country a strong advantage to play a critical role in a connected economy.

He added that, “We can only do that by diversifying our economy and strengthening technical efficiency.

“This is why there is immense focus on digitalizing our economy and accelerating development in sectors like agriculture and mining to improve quality of education so we can improve learning outcomes and as such deepen pour workforce, improve on transportation and infrastructure so that our economy can get the backbone that is required to make it work for our people.”

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