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Handover NCC Digital Industrial Pack To Kano State, Governor Yusuf Urges FG

He said the park, though completed, is yet to be commissioned and put to use.

Kano State Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has urged the Federal Government to hand the NCC Industrial Pack to the State Government as part of the effort to improve Innovation Labs and Digital Fabrication Laboratories (Fablabs) in the State.

Yusuf made the call on Thursday while delivering a speech at the closing ceremony of the National Council on Communications, Innovations, and Digital Economy (NCCIDE) meeting hosted by the state government.

He said the park was constructed by the previous administration and was completed 100 percent but is yet to be commissioned and put to use.

“I will also seize this opportunity to make a formal request to the honourable Minister, we want you to give an order in facilitating the handing over of the NCC digital industrial park that was constructed here in Kano and abandoned.

“This is with the view to complementing the federal government to achieve digitization and promotion of the economy in the state.

According to him, apart from providing broadband services, and access to constant power supply, the State Government would use it to assist digital innovators and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into products and prototypes.

In his speech, the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani said, the primary goal of the present administration under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is to enhance Nigeria’s participation in the global technology trade over the next four years.

“Through policies, we shall be able to strengthen our position as a technology hub,” the Minister said.

The Minister added that the Federal Government has identified nine priority policies for review including Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan, National Policy on Digital Public Infrastructure, and National Policy on Telecommunications among others.

According to him, the Federal Government was also committed to building the critical infrastructure required to power a strong Digital Economy.

“We will ensure broadband penetration, efficient spectrum management, right Digital Public Infrastructure and reimagine the postal Service for connectivity and economic growth.

“We have also considered Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Capital as the fourth pillar in the strategic blueprint. Since these are important for the survival of any country, we have outlined a set of initiatives that would create innovations and develop entrepreneurship and capital for delivering a vibrant and inclusiveness, ” he said.

The minister then appreciated the Kano State Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf for hosting the meeting.

Ahmad Sorondinki 

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