American business magnate, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bill Gates has lauded the achievements of some young African innovators, while predicting a bright future for the continent.
He made the assertion during the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at University of Pretoria, South Africa, in which he was the Guest Speaker.
Perhaps in what is relevant to Nigeria, the foremost investor, and programmer who co-founded Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company in 1975, specifically mentioned the role BudgIT has played over time in helping to fight corruption in the country.
BudgIT is a civic startup that liberates budgets and public data from an inactive state into a more engaging format mostly through infographics and interactive formats. Many Nigerians can now understand how the budget of the nation works through these.