The Federal Government has called upon heads of information and communication technology agencies, along with professionals in the sector, to collaborate in crafting an effective standard framework.
This framework aims to usher in IT solutions that will bolster support for the government, private sector, and society at large.
Dr. Bosun Tijani, the Honourable Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, emphasized the pivotal role of technology as the cornerstone of economic competitiveness.
He stressed its significant contribution to addressing various societal challenges and highlighted the imperative for any government to prioritize technology applications for effective service delivery.
“Any government without technology and without prioritizing the applications of technology cannot provide service to its people in an effective way,” noted Tijani during the National Council on ICT in Ministries, Departments, and Agencies held in Abuja.
Moreover, Tijani underscored the symbiotic relationship between the government’s adept use of technology and the optimal functioning of the private sector.
He urged council members to recognize their pivotal roles, emphasizing that the future of Nigeria’s development and aspirations for inclusive growth hinge on their collective efforts within their respective organizations.
“The interest and desire of the president are to see a Nigeria that is developed and having inclusive growth,” stated Tijani, emphasizing the crucial understanding of roles by ICT drivers for the success of the country and its various ministries.
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Grey, a leading cross-border fintech company, has embarked on a significant global brand rebranding initiative, revealing a fresh logo and website design.
This strategic move aligns with the company’s dynamic plans to expand its footprint in the global market.
The company’s transformation was unveiled on its social media platforms on Monday, November 27, 2023. Grey aims to leverage this fresh identity to reach a broader audience and solidify its international presence. The updated brand assets visually represent Grey’s commitment to innovation, excellence, and global connectivity.
The rebranding initiative follows closely on the heels of Grey celebrating a milestone achievement of surpassing 500,000 users. The company’s rapid growth and expanding user base have spurred this bold step towards rebranding, symbolizing success and underlining its dedication to remaining at the forefront of global fintech innovation. Furthermore, the previous logo was not usable in some foreign markets due to trademark conflicts with another company.
Idee Obong, The CEO and founder of Grey, shared insights into the rationale behind the rebranding, stating, “As we chart our course toward serving a global audience, we recognized the need for trademarks and related processes. We identified similarities with existing marks during this evaluation, prompting a deliberate rebrand. The new logo and website signify our forward trajectory, emphasizing global connectivity and our commitment to creating a more interconnected world. Our focus remains on being people-centric and cultivating a lasting community.”
Grey’s brand evolution is occurring at a crucial juncture for the fintech industry, which is positioned for significant opportunities despite recent economic uncertainties. The fintech sector has faced challenges in the past year; notwithstanding, Grey has rapidly scaled, adeptly responding to the heightened demand for its services.
The company has also established key partnerships across both B2B and B2C sectors across Africa over the past months, solidifying its reputation as a trusted and reliable cross-border payments company.
Femi Aghedo, Co-founder of Grey, emphasized the strategic timing of the brand evolution, stating, “The timing simply felt right to evolve our brand. Our growth and evolution as a business needed to be reflected tangibly. We are dedicated to ongoing innovation, adapting our services to meet the dynamic needs of our customers. Our core mission is to provide seamless and secure cross-border payment solutions, empowering businesses and individuals in the global economy. We eagerly anticipate the future of fintech and the opportunities it presents for us to impact the industry positively.”
Furthermore, customers can expect a more innovative and interconnected user experience when engaging on their platforms. As Grey ventures into this exciting new chapter, the team remains committed to providing cutting-edge and secure cross-border payment solutions, fostering global connectivity, and contributing to the evolving landscape of the fintech industry.
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