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Shittu Inaugurates Committee on Nat’l IT Part/Exhibition Centre

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fabian tarpael, abuja
Mr. Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications
Mr. Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications

Barrister Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications has inaugurated the Project Planning Committee of the proposed National Information Technology Park/ Exhibition Centre.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, Barrister Shittu said that several countries developed innovations that enable their ICT/Telecoms Industry, significantly contribute to their economic development.

He added that one of such innovations is the establishment of a National Information Technology Park/Exhibition centre driven by the private sector.

“Given the Ministry’s vision to develop Nigeria’s ICT sector towards achieving a SMART Digital Nigeria, we decided to initiate this project,” the Minister said.

He noted that when completed, the project will boost technology tourism, generate the much needed revenue for government; create a veritable and internationally standardized ICT platform which the youth, ICT innovators and investors can leverage; create employment for our teaming youths and bring about industry, growth and internationalization of ICT in Nigeria among others.

“ICT parks are the best, tested & trusted institutional mechanism to address the needs of technology-intensive, knowledge-based economies. Attention must therefore, shift to other critical sectors that can re-galvanize our economy, which, is the establishment of ICT Parks.

“Nigeria stands to reap a lot of benefits from the establishment of this Park/Centre with very large and untapped potentials”, he said.

 

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