Ministry plans ICT parks in Ibadan, Katsina
Shittu canvasses support for Zinox, others
TO further fuel the engine of innovation in the country, the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has disclosed that the ministry plans to establish two Information Technology Parks in the country.
Shittu, who disclosed this during his tour of Zinox Group facilities in Lagos on Monday, said the two parks would be situated in Ibadan, Oyo state and Kastina, Kastina state.
Shittu disclosed emphatically that ICT been a knowledge economy holds huge potential for the country, especially in the face of dwindling oil revenues.
“ICT is a knowledge economy, which doesn’t fail like oil and even agriculture. ICT is the brain of development. It will continue to bring money into the coffers of government.
“The ICT Parks is expected to fuel innovations. We are looking at making ICT count seriously in this regime. The target is to bring student to the park to learn majorly ICT development.
“We hope that soonest, we shall complete all the modalities to get it done”, Shittu declared.While, canvassing for indigenous ICT firms including Zinox, Shittu said the ministry would give maximum support to local players giving support to the economy.
While acknowledging the minister’s effort, Zinox Chairman, Chief Leo Stan Ekeh, assured him of the industry’s immense support, stressing that the Group has capacity to deliver, whenever it is called upon.According to him, the economy will thrive better if concentration and support can be given to the ICT sector.