Digital inclusion, panacea against unemployment – Expert
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Digital inclusion, panacea against unemployment – Expert

Dr Segun Agbaje, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO) Lagos, has advocated for inclusive digitalisation among graduates, to help equip them with the required technological drive to reduce unemployment.

Agbaje said this on the sideline of the Redeemers University’s 14th Convocation Lecture on Wednesday in Ede, Osun.

He also said such digitised skills would help in bridging the digital divide concept in the country.

According to him, digital innovation has provided a competitive edge for most companies to strive in an emerging global challenge.

“Digital innovation is fast becoming commonplace with the world now, depending on artificial intelligence straight through processing and reboots,” the banking expert said.

He quoted the World Bank as saying “Nigerian graduates are exploring diverse work opportunities amidst low job creation”.

He said that digital technology was essential in the organised private sector for graduates to strive which is sacrosanct.

Agbaje implored graduates to find careers in IT to enable them to fit into any competitive-driven sector of the economy.

Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of Redeemers University, Ede, Prof. Anthony Akinlo, said the convocation had become an integral part of the university because of its intellectual values and reinforcement of town and gown relationship.

Akinlo advised the graduating students to dish into the digitised world and get themselves equipped with the required skills.

He said redeemers university’s operation was IT-driven with the provision of state-of-the-art supporting equipment.

Akinlo, however, said such a huge investment had reflected its seamless e-learning admission process, human resources and financial transactions, among others.

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