Data application: Means of solving Nigeria’s multifaceted socio-economic challenges

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Prof. Chukwuma Ozumba, vice chancellor, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), has suggested intelligent application of data as panacea to Nigeria’s multifaceted socio-economic challenges.

Prof. Ozumba who was a panellist at the Nigeria International Technology Exhibition and Conference (NITEC) 2017, held in Lagos on Tuesday, said, the University community as a critical ecosystem for generating such useful data, expects the society to create a conducive ground for productive cross-fertilization of ideas, innovations and partnerships, especially, with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry players.

The University Don agreed with other panelists that research and data analytics form crucial part in deepening local content in ICT sector.“Universities are centers for learning, researches and educating the public. We talk about our universities graduating three million students annually; there are lecturers and non-academic staff, who are generating and warehousing data relevant to the society.