The United States President, Joe Biden, has said that America has its way of always turning crisis into opportunity.
Biden said this in reaction to the letter to the White House by a Nigerian-American IT Specialist, Mac Eze Nwachukwu, who seeks to help the Nigerian government fight corruption with the use of technology.
The tech expert, in a letter addressed to Biden’s office, drew attention to critical issues affecting the US and Nigeria.
He stated that he would leverage on technology to fight corruption in Nigeria.
The senior IT Analyst and a former digital communications intern at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s office noted that corruption has continued to plague Nigeria since its independence in 1960, resulting in an estimated loss of $500.
In the letter titled, “Leveraging Technology to Combat Corruption in Nigeria and Foster Unity in America,” the Nigerian-American likened corruption to a cancer that erodes citizens’ trust in democracy, innovation, and creativity.
He opined that his company could help Nigeria tackle corruption using technology.
He said, “This technology streamlines the procurement process, effectively preventing contract fraud, embezzlement, and contract inflation. Furthermore, it can be utilised to ensure transparent elections by instantly uploading polling unit results to an accessible portal, enabling citizens to view the outcomes without the need for authentication.”
He also charged Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu, to prioritise the battle against corruption as he anticipates the opportunity to collaborate with his administration to effectively curb corruption in the country.
However, Biden, in his response to the letter, assured Nwachukwu of his resolve to continue as President for all Americans, according to The Will.
“Dear Nwachukwu, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Hearing from passionate individuals like you inspires me every day, and I welcome the opportunity to respond to your letter.
“While the challenges we face are among the most difficult in history, I have never been optimistic for the future of America.
“Our nation has always turned crisis into opportunity and I believe we are better positioned than any country in the world to lead the 21st century and deliver results for the American people.
“Even though we may not agree on how to solve every issue, I will continue working to be a President for all Americans. I am confident that we can find common ground to make America a more just, prosperous, and secure nation,” Biden said.