The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to provide funds for entrepreneurs with new technologies that could support urban development in the state.
He spoke on Wednesday at the opening of the PwC Experience Centre on Victoria Island, Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu said, “We want to help you think carefully about the incentives that promote and foster the growth of the digital economy and help fund entrepreneurs who have new tech-driven business models that can contribute to our sustainable urban development.
“We will therefore continue to encourage and support forward thinking organisations and institutions – like yours – that catapult Lagos into this new era of development.”
He expressed delight with the creation of a PwC Experience Centre in Lagos State, noting that it was in tandem with his administration’s plan to cut off traditional modes of thinking for a 21st century city.
Sanwo-Olu, however, noted that the desire to know more and make progress should be taken beyond the private sector to the public sector, adding that his government was ready to take advantage using public servants to grow and improve governance.
“It is imperative that the public sector urgently commits itself to leveraging our brilliant and creative minds to harnessing data and digital intelligence to advance our standard of living and well-being.
“In Lagos, we face serious challenges particularly in the areas of traffic management, waste management, safety and security, human capacity development; and we have no choice but to address them by embracing technology and innovation” the governor said.
Earlier, the Leader of the PwC Experience Centre, Mr Femi Osinubi, stated that some of the services to be rendered by the centre included assistance to domestic brands, government, foundation and multi-nationals from planning for the future to meeting challenges of a dynamic world of business.