NATIONAL ICT PARKS AND EXHIBITION CENTRE UNDERWAY –COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER

The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu disclosed that the Ministry will soon establish a National ICT Park and Exhibition Centre in Abuja. This is part of his efforts to take ICT into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

He stated this recently in his Office when the Digital Africa Directors paid him a courtesy visit. He noted that the establishment of the Centre will encourage investment in the ICT Sector. Speaking further he also informed them of the proposed ICT University which will also produce the required skilled manpower for Africa to partake in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The Minister solicited for the active participation of all stakeholders, and asked Digital Africa to rally round for the actualization of these laudable objectives, stating that proposals have been made to name Campuses of the University after benevolent and supportive companies.

Shittu said he was ready to encourage and support any organization that has good and durable Master Plan that would move Nigeria forward in the ICT Sector; he however assured them of the Ministry’s endorsement and that he will honour their invitation in the forthcoming 5th edition of Digital Africa Conference and Exhibition.

In his speech, the leader of the Delegation and Director, Africa Digital who represented the Chairman, Dr. Evans Woherem said their visit was to extend the Chairman’s appreciation to the Minister for his support in their last year’s conference which was held in collaboration with NITDA and also to present a formal report of the Conference.

 

Source: Press Office, Ministry of Communications

6th April, 2017