Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo met the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, on Tuesday as visited he visited the Headquarters of Google in Silicon Valley . Osinbajo, who is on working visit to the US, had a meeting with Pichai and a team of executives at Googleplex to discuss some opportunities in technology.
Pichai via his Twitter handle revealed that the meeting was aimed at discovering opportunities for Nigeria’s digital economy and was happy to welcome Prof Osinbajo.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) July 10, 2018
However, some Nigerians on social media did not find the news exciting as they lamented that the visit will end as an excursion as nothing from the meeting will be used. Others also mentioned that it would be better for the government to start with basic education first before aiming too high.
Some reactions below
Is this the kind of school to raise potential tech giants? Misplaced priorities. #Nigeria govt should fix what’s important to the citizens rather than chasing symbols around. What is the benefit of tech when killing is the order of the day. pic.twitter.com/x6AY9mb6Ta
— AyeMojuba (@areogunboy) July 10, 2018
SIR, have you given rights of basic education to every nigerian citizen as a vice president? so why talking about technology when we have over 2MILLION out of school children in nigeria and yet you want to continue for public office as a vice president what a shame to our country
— elliana smith (@ellianasmith007) July 10, 2018