Just 40 years ago, these following companies were non-existent; Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Precise Financial Systems [PFS] – they were not even ideas. The first five are American technological firms dealing in software and hardware while PFS is a Nigerian software company. In that time, these companies have become the standard bearers in the economic world, amassing great knowledge and wisdom that makes them part and parcel of the everyday fabric of human society and living.
What is software?
As we ponder on this, let us revisit that image of Mark Zuckerberg jogging along Ikoyi Bridge. The image did wonderful things to the psyche of many Nigerians and the unknowing admission was that Nigeria had become an important destination in the software world for Facebook’s owner to visit and take in the environs. Zuckerberg also had a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the visit was that important.