The Nigerian public sector is set to reap bountifully as globally-acclaimed technology firm, Oracle, intends to drive cloud adoption within the nation’s public sector.
Speaking in Lagos, Mr Cherian Varghese, the Vice President Technology, Oracle (Africa), said the firm is committed to complimenting the efforts of the Nigerian government to reform the public sector by adopting appropriate technology.
To this end, Mr. Varghese revealed that the firm intended to open a new office in Abuja to focus exclusively on driving cloud adoption.
The firm’s Vice-President said Oracle’s aim will be to support the government to implement its vision with a modern, secure, and cost-effective cloud solutions built specifically for the public sector.
He said that Nigeria’s public sector was focused on delivering transparent, efficient and proactive services to its citizens and the company could enhance their service delivery.
According to him, Oracle had been instrumental in driving digital transformation for key government departments, including the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Lagos and Edo States.
“The dedicated office located in Maitama, Abuja will create new employment opportunities for talented professionals.The office is equipped with modern communication tools to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Expanding presence across Africa to support a fast growing customer and partner base is a key priority for Oracle. Opening the Abuja office underscores our commitment to Nigeria by enhancing our local capabilities and service offerings,” Varghese said.
The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu said that ICT innovation was vital for improving the citizen experience, driving new investment opportunities, enhancing government revenue and identifying new growth avenues.
Shittu said that by 2020, Nigeria would be one of the world’s 20 largest economies.
“We will be able to realize our full economic and social potential, only if we become early adopters of modern technology. Oracle is at the forefront of delivering technologically advanced cloud solutions and we congratulate the company’s Africa leadership for expanding their footprint in Nigeria,” he said.
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services, servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more through the internet.