Governor (Dr.) Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of NCC Photo: ITPulse

Governor applauds NCC for increased digital access, innovation in Nigeria

*Governor (Dr.) Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has commended the Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta-led Nigerian Communications Commission on efforts and commitment to ensuring increased digital access for fast-tracking digital innovation and socio-economic transformation of the country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

For the Commission’s efforts and commitment to digital access and innovation for socio-economic transformation, Governor (Dr.) Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, has commended the Prof. Umar Danbatta-led Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for its ongoing initiative in building Information and Communication Technology (ICT) parks across the six geo-political zones of the country.

It was learnt the governor gave the commendation during his recent visit to the site of an ongoing construction of an ICT Park for the North-Western zone, located in Kano State, by the telecoms regulatory Commission.

Dr. Ganduje acknowledged the NCC efforts and commitment, under Prof. Danbatta, to ensuring increased digital access for fast-tracking digital innovation across the country and the North-West in particular.

The initiative will trigger socio-economic transformation of the area in no distant future, stated Ganduje.

He was quoted to have said: “Realising that a major project that resonates with the global vision for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) is being vigorously driven by NCC leadership, shows the kind of socio-economic transformation we should expect through ICT across Nigeria in the next few years.

“For the ICT Park being built here in Kano to serve the North-West zone, the government and citizens of Kano State are grateful to Prof. Danbatta and his team for bringing development to the state and the zone at large.”

The governor also appreciated the quality of the construction work being undertaken by the NCC on the ICT Park.

He expressed appreciation for the foresight of the NCC in accommodating an expansion plan at the project site in the state.

ConsumerConnect reports the ICT Park is an initiative of Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCC.

The digital innovation project is designed to provide Innovation Labs and Digital Fabrication Laboratories (Fablabs) for use by ICT innovators and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into products and prototypes for the socio-economic transformation of Nigeria.

The ICT Park in Kano is expected to be completed and inaugurated at the end of this year, according to report.

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