On Wednesday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo went on a supervisory visit to the smart card manufacturing company, SecureID.
He commended the company for taking giant strides to position Africa for greater things.
He said, “SecureID is a world-class manufacturing facility and the first certified smart card manufacturing plant in sub-Saharan Africa, it is in tandem with our efforts to position Nigeria as a leading economic beacon on the African continent.”
“We are getting our regulatory bodies; SON, NAFDAC, and even Customs, to see their roles as business facilitators as opposed to policemen or revenue generators. This will create a friendly business environment and reduce bottlenecks limiting our local manufacturers.”
“Looking at infrastructure and our digital space, this administration, outside its work in rail, roads and power, is heavily committed to democratizing broad band connectivity, allowing access for all by 2023 through the National Broadband Plan.”
“This plan will deliver a minimum of 25mbps in data download speed for urban areas and 10mbps for rural areas, with effective coverage available to at least 90% of the population at affordable prices.”
“Once again, I would very much like to commend the SecureID team on the successes they have achieved so far. From the GSMA certification to the provision of payment cards, SIM cards, voter registration cards and other cards, servicing 21 countries across the continent.”
“With innovation and the digital economy remaining a major priority of this administration, SecureID is proof that our country can be at the cutting edge of development in technology and digital enterprises.”