Nigeria appoints communication technology minister

Omobola Johnson Olubusola sworn in as minister of new department.
Nigeria has appointed a minister for its newly created communications technology ministry.
Nigeria has appointed a minister for its newly created communications technology ministry.


The government of Nigeria has sworn in Omobola Johnson Olubusola as the country’s new Minister of Communication Technology.

The Ministry of Communication Technology is a new department that has been created to help tap opportunities in the ICT sector, grow the economy and create jobs, according to Nigeria’s president, Ebele Goodluck Jonathan.

“We took these actions in our nation’s interest so that the vast opportunities existing in these sectors can be properly harnessed to grow our economy and create jobs for our people,” he said.

Olubusola was formerly country managing director for Accenture in Nigeria. She joined the company in 2005, but recently took early retirement from the firm.

Olubusola holds qualifications including a BSc, Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester.

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