Federal government has reiterated its commitment to boost the nation’s digital sector with a view to making it an emerging market leader across the African region.
The move aims at addressing the key challenge facing leaders in government and businesses in the continent.
The Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Mr. Yusuf Kazuare, who stated this in an interview with Nigerian Pilot recently during the 14th Innovation Africa Digital IAD, Summit in Abuja, noted that the agency was fully conscious of the need to be the vanguard of Nigeria’s digital growth especially within the public sector.
Kazaure said, “We have made significant investments in human and technological resources based on our vision to be the leading enabler of digital inclusion in Africa”.
He said there was the need for high-level dialogue that would draw attention to the nature of decisions and actions necessary for the digital transformation of the continent for a better future.’’
Kazaure challenged policy makers, regulators, service providers, solutions providers and ICT experts on the continent to leverage the huge investments already made in ICTs to innovate and induce organic growth in Africa.
According to him, Galaxy Backbone established in 2006, currently has more than 350 MDAs connected to its 1-GOV.Net in over 4000 office locations nationwide, thus making it the largest single network ever developed in the public sector in Africa.
He added that, “It is even more noteworthy that Galaxy Backbone’s 1-GOV.NET initiative – a common network infrastructure platform – was benchmarked on global best practices”.
He said the company emerged in the 2013 United Nations Public Service Award as 1st Place Winner for “Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in the Information Ag’’ for its 1-GOV.NET initiative.
He added that the UNPSA award was a validation of Galaxy’s vision to be the leading enabler of digital inclusion in Nigeria and Africa.

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