Fed MDAs to read newspapers digitally

By Emmanuel Elebeke & Gabriel Ewepu
The Federal Government yesterday said it
would mandate its Ministries, Directorates and
Agencies, MDAs, to buy and read daily papers
Minister of Communications Commission,
Adebayo Shittu, said the innovation of e-paper
was timely and described it as the latest
revolution in communication that Nigeria
cannot afford to connect with if it wishes to
achieve global digital revolution.
Shittu was speaking as special guest at the
launch of E-Paper Vendor by a Nigerian
organisation – Be Better Foundation. He was
represented by the Special Adviser on Digital
Optimisation, Akeem Yusuf
He said, “We are pleased with the innovation
and creativity by Be Better, promoters of E-
Paper Vendor because the world is getting
digital every day. Nigeria is proud of you.
“Nigeria cannot be left behind in this digital
revolution but to be part of it as counterparts
across the world.
“The E-newspaper is easy to access, which
Nigerians in the Diaspora could also get in
touch with what is happening back home,
including those who travel out of the country,
it is economical, saves time, quickly
disseminates new and enlightens the
subscriber on issues of interest to him or her.
“As a government, we are committed to
promoting creative ideas and products like the
PDF Newspaper Service provided by the E-
Paper Vendor.

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