As Nigeria continues her quest for a digital economy, Galaxy Backbone Limited has restated its commitment to work together with businesses through the Lagos Chamber of Commerce (LCC) towards creating effective and productive digital infrastructure that will power and propel the nation’s digital economy.
The managing director, GBB, Prof. Muhammad Bello Abubakar made this assertion in his remarks at the ongoing ICTEL Expo and Exhibition 2022 organised by the chamber and themed “Ensuring efficient digital infrastructure in Nigeria” in Lagos.
Abubakar highlighted the need for organisations to continue to devise innovative ways to store and back up their data to ensure business continuity, especially with the constant evolution of the digital world which has birthed massive transactions online.
“In the [last] two years, the world and indeed our nation Nigeria has experienced extraordinary times. The amount of data generated by the public, private organisations and individuals has created new opportunities and experiences still to be well documented and explored. The digital world was accelerated in 2020 during the pandemic, so today, we have a lot of transactions running into billions of dollars beginning and ending across different digital platforms and in that way, a lot of data is being generated. This data has to be securely stored somewhere and backed up to ensure and prevent unforeseen circumstances,” he said.
Represented by the group head, business development, GBB, Dauda Oyeleye, Abubakar, who delivered a paper on “Ensuring An Effective Digital Infrastructure – A PPP Imperative”, maintained that the organisation is playing an active role in the digital transformation journey of Nigeria being championed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami.
“We are proud of the investment and the work we have done and continue to do in ensuring that the backbone and network infrastructure that is powering Nigeria’s digital economy is secure available and efficient.
“Our world-class Tier III Datacentre and soon-to-be launched Tier IV datacentre for cloud and disaster recovery purposes is available for everyone and sometime later today, we will take a deep dive into its huge potential for Nigerian small & medium-sized businesses, enterprises and the government,” he stated.
The GBB boss reiterated Galaxy Backbone’s willingness and readiness to work with the chamber and support the cause towards the advancement of trade and industry in our nation because of its belief that this is what drives the development and growth of any economy.
“We are very clear that we cannot succeed on our own, hence we are determined to collaborate with organisations and platforms like yours in advancing the goals and objectives of our respective organisations.
“With ICT today contributing almost 19 per cent to our nation’s GDP and the realities of our vibrant and energetic young population of innovative tech entrepreneurs spanning out from different parts of this city of Lagos and across the country and the realities of our growing digital economy, we are poised as an organization to reposition ourselves and advance the growth and prosperity of our nation. What better way to do this than to support what the Lagos Chamber of Commerce is doing?”