Nigerian Presidential Candidate Pledges to Adopt Cryptos and Blockchain with Election Win


Nigerian presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has promised voters that his regime would embrace digital currencies and blockchain technology if elected in the upcoming elections.

Abubakar, currently Nigeria’s chief of opposition, is among the many aspirants that are looking to oust the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari. Many see the millionaire businessman as the main challenger for the West African country’s top seat. Atiku has had a stint in the Nigerian government, serving as vice president for an eight-year period ending in 2007.

In his recently released manifesto, Atiku pledges to formulate a policy on virtual currencies and distributed ledger technologies. He plans to integrate these concepts into the country’s education syllabus such that they can be taught from elementary school to tertiary learning institutions. The adoption of blockchain is part of Atiku’s bigger scheme to make Nigeria a tech-savvy economy.

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