Good News For FCT Residents As FG Set To Establish ICT Hub


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Residents of the Federal Capital Territory may soon have cause to cut back on their internet connectivity spending as the Federal Government is set to establish an ICT hub in Abuja.

This is the result of an agreement reached between the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) when Mallam Arabi Tukur, the Executive Chairman of AEA paid a courtesy visit on NITDA at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

The hub which is aimed at bringing about the technological advancement of the FCT, is also expected to serve as the IT and innovation for the northern region of the country.

The FCT hub is expected to be a replica of the ICT hub in Lagos.

According to Mallam Tukur, “it is high time the Agency and NITDA come together to consider the establishment of the hub.”

Tukur noted that there were already some facilities in place in the FCT that could be leveraged upon to provide a foundation for the smooth sailing of the hub, while stating that his agency could provide the office space for the take-off.

In his reaction, the Director General of NITDA, Peter Jack, said his agency was open to a partnership with the AEA aimed at exploring some of the opportunities it presented.

Jack noted that the two agencies had nurtured a mutually-benefitting working relationship that spanned a long time, stressing that Nigeria at large ought to start benefitting from the relationship.

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