Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, recently, hosted a delegation of officials from the Nigeria. The New Times reports that the delegation who visited Rwanda were led by Nigeria’s Minister of Communication, Adebayo Abdul-Raheem Shittu. With the Minister were other officials from the Nigerian ministry of communications and some private sector stakeholders.
The delegation during their two-day ICT study tour, sought to learn more about Rwanda’s ICT sector development as well as its impact on national development and the economy.
Speaking to the media after his meeting with the Head of State, Shittu said Nigeria was keen on learning and replicating how Rwanda had developed its ICT sector to have an impact in multiple aspects, including business, governance and revenue collection.
He said Nigeria had identified Rwanda as one of the countries to learn from largely due to how the ICT’s sector development has reflected on the livelihoods of ordinary citizens.
“We come to learn. Despite having a larger population and economy, we are humble to know that wisdom is not by size but by capacity,” he said.
As part of the visit, meetings were scheduled with the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority, and Smart Africa Initiative.
The delegation also visited top ICT installations and projects such as Korean Telecom Rwanda Network, which provides 4 G connectivity, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Center, Klab, Fab Lab, among others.
According to the Nigerian minister, the visit also served to further strengthen ties and cooperation between the two countries for mutual benefits.
Speaking about the visit by Nigeria delegates, the Minister for Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, said the partnership and exchange of skills between the two countries was in line with south-south cooperation and would present opportunities for trade, and knowledge exchange.
Source: The New Times