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Tinubu: we’ll deploy technology against corruption

President Bola Tinubu has stressed the importance of technology in combating corruption and enhancing public-sector performance.

He described it as “the enemy of fraud, corruption, and irregularity.”

The President spoke during a meeting with Microsoft Founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, yesterday.

President Tinubu said his administration is investing in technology to ensure transparency and accountability in government and to accelerate public-sector performance and service delivery.

Emphasising his unwavering commitment to delivering reliable technology that will support a national consumer credit system and many other critical new government interventions, the President said resistance is often expected when efforts are made to strengthen systems and forestall malfeasance.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the President said: “Technology is the enemy of fraud, corruption, and irregularity. We have been working hard on improving technology.

“There is always the initial resistance. Corruption, self-interest, and fraudulent activity will always be an enemy, but when you bend that curve, you will receive the benefit. The nation will receive the benefit.”

Source: The Nation