The Founder of the Internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was in Nigeria on Wednesday as the world marked the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web.
Berners-Lee who had embarked on a 30-hour flight which ended in Lagos with a meeting with the Nigerian tech community explained that his invention was driven by the need to connect the world’s population using innovation and technology.
According to him, as the Internet reshapes lives globally, people have a responsibility to make sure it is recognized as a human right.
Reports which say that the Internet since its creation has broken boundaries, connected people around the globe, empowered business and availed information to the citizenry at a click added that figures recently released by the International Telecommunication Union shows that 51.2 percent of the world’s population are now online.
Adrian Lovett, the President of the World Wide Web Foundation said that it is not enough adding that the Web was always meant to be for everyone, and this is the chance to redouble efforts to make sure that we secure that goal.
Former Minister of Communications, Omobola Johnson, who was also at the event suggested ways to get more women technologically empowered.