FG to set up technology hubs in eight cities

FG to set up technology hubs in eight cities
August 31 05:52 2016

By Abdulrahman Abdulraheem

The Federal Government  has announced plans to establish technology hubs across the country.

In partnership with several major technology companies, two super hubs would be established in Lagos and Abuja and six regional hubs in the six geo-political zones.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said this on Tuesday at the flag-off of Google Digital Training for Youth Empowerment with the themed “Diversifying Nigerian Economy: enabling youths through digital skills training”.

He said the hubs will be fully resourced with infrastructure and capacity building tools.

“Each hub will be designed to produce relevant innovative technology, solutions to a wide range of business, commercial and government problems. For example, alternative energy solutions, creative technology, public services delivery in health, education and government processes, import substitution etc.

“Several major technology companies are partnering with us in the provision of infrastructure and opportunity in the hubs.

Also starting this year, we have budgeted for the training of 65,000 young Nigerians in hardware and soft ware services and more sophisticated software  hardware such as animation. This would mean that we would be building more local capacity to build, assemble hardware and to write innovative programmes.

“We will also be focusing on technology for media and entertainment.