Bosun Tijani, the Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, recently visited SecureID Limited, the premier certified smartcard manufacturing plant in sub-Saharan Africa. This is as part of his bid to ensure digital transformation and bolstered security measures in Nigeria
The minister’s visit aimed to familiarize himself with the plant’s capacity and machinery for smartcard production within the Nigerian landscape. It also served as a pivotal opportunity for SecureID Limited to advocate for supportive policies and government backing to enhance their operations and contribute to the nation’s digital and security infrastructure.
Speaking during the visit, Minister Tijani said, “I am impressed by the technology and dedication to excellence displayed by SecureID Limited. This visit reaffirmed my belief in the potential for local companies to contribute significantly to our nation’s digital evolution. We will work collaboratively to ensure that this company continues to thrive and contribute to Nigeria’s digital future.”
The minister, after a tour of the facility, engaged in interactive sessions with the company’s management and staff, discussing aspects of smartcard manufacturing, digital security, and their potential impact on Nigeria’s advancing digital landscape. The firm’s management also took the opportunity to present its unique value proposition, underlining its role in supporting the government’s digital transformation and identity management initiatives.
Commenting on the visit, Kojo Akinkugbe, managing director of SecureID Limited expressed optimism for future collaboration with the government. “We are honored to have hosted Minister Tijani at our facility,” she said. “His visit signifies a recognition of our commitment to excellence and our dedication to ensuring that Nigeria’s digital landscape is not only secure but also technologically advanced. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with the government as we continue to play a pivotal role in the country’s digital transformation journey.”
“This visit underscores the government’s dedication to fostering innovation, enhancing digital security, and creating an enabling environment for companies like SecureID Limited to thrive in Nigeria’s evolving digital era,” she said.