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Anambra, Lagos Enter Partnership to Advance ICT in Both States

“Both parties will implement new methods of cybersecurity to fortify IT infrastructure…”

Anambra and Lagos States have entered a partnership to work collaboratively to strengthen their respective IT ecosystems.

The partnership was forged after bilateral meetings with the IT Ecosystem members during the Reverse Trade Mission in the United States of America.

Managing Director of Anambra State ICT Agency, Mr Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata told journalists that the collaboration is geared towards addressing emerging challenges, fostering innovation, and enhancing the overall cybersecurity infrastructure.

Agbata said: “The objectives and key highlights of the Anambra/Lagos partnership include Cybersecurity Collaboration, Protection of IT Assets, Cyber protection measures, and expansion of IT service platforms.

“Both parties will implement new methods of cybersecurity to fortify IT infrastructure as well as formulate strategies to comprehend and counter the evolving threat landscape in cyberspace.

“Both states will also explore the Introduction of advanced cyber protection measures for safeguarding critical IT assets, familiarization with cutting-edge tools to mitigate and reduce cybercrime risks, and understanding new tools to enrich IT service platforms, including cloud solutions like AWS.

“Collaborating with Lagos State is an opportunity to leverage each other’s strengths and elevate our IT services market. Together, we can achieve technological excellence and contribute significantly to Nigeria’s digital transformation.”

Agbata told journalists that Lagos State Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Tunbosun Alake, who represented the state expressed optimism about the collaboration.

He said the partnership will make tangible strides in the Information Technology sector, setting a precedent for collaborative efforts in advancing the nation’s technological landscape.

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka 

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