Oracle to drive cloud adoption in Nigeria’s public sector
10 May 2017 Technology
Mr Cherian Varghese, the Vice President Technology, Africa, Oracle, has said that the firm will drive cloud adoption across Nigeria’s public sector.
Varghese in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday said that the commitment made Oracle to open a new office in Abuja to focus exclusively on driving cloud adoption.
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services, servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more through the internet.
According to him, 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.
He said that Oracle had been present in Africa for more than two decades.
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.”
“With today’s launch in Abuja, Oracle now operates 13 dedicated offices across Africa.”
“These include two each in Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa and single offices in Algeria, Kenya, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Morocco and Mauritius.”
“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 20 largest economies of the world.
“We will be able to realise 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.