The United States Consul General in Nigeria, Will Stevens, made an announcement the pledge of $450 million to launch the Digital Transformation with Africa (DTA) initiative, initiated by President Biden in 2022, aimed at fostering collaboration with African nations.
Stevens made this announcement at the Global Tech Africa Conference in Lagos, affirming the US commitment to boost Africa’s digital evolution.
In a speech resonating hope and collaboration, Stevens emphasized, “The initiative emphasizes the ‘with’ in Digital Transformation ‘with’ Africa, and not ‘for’ Africa, because the U.S. government believes Africa brings tremendous value to the global table.”
He unveiled plans for investment, indicating, “The DTA will facilitate more than $450 million in financing to develop an inclusive and resilient digital ecosystem in Africa.”
Acknowledging Nigeria’s role in the continent’s technological landscape, Stevens expressed, “The United States is invested in Nigeria’s technological success. Nigeria’s success is Africa’s success and Africa’s success is the world’s success.”
Furthermore, The United States Consul General in Nigeria highlighted high-level US government visits to Nigeria, underscoring their commitment to bolstering bilateral relationships and supporting Nigeria’s technological advancements.
“We owe it to the world to unleash Nigeria’s talent in service to solving the world’s greatest problems,” Stevens affirmed, echoing sentiments from US officials’ recent visits.
Amidst these commitments, he reiterated the US’s dedication to bolstering Nigeria and Africa’s journey toward prosperity through collaborative efforts and investments.