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Government plans technology super hubs in Abuja, Lagos, others


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Government will partner high profile companies, including Google, to facilitate establishment of two technology super hubs in Abuja, Lagos and the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday disclosed that both locations would produce relevant innovative technology, solutions to a wide range of business, commercial and government problems among others.

Speaking at the launch of Google digital training for youth empowerment in Abuja, Osinbajo said the projects would commence in the current 2016 budget with training of 65,000 young Nigerians.

He said Google has already offered to facilitate training for 400,000 young people in a move aimed at contributing to national planning and economic development.

The Vice President hailed the Google programme targeting 400,000 Nigerians as beneficiaries, out of one million Africans saying that, with the programme, a new future had certainly arrived for youths.

Osinbajo assured that all agencies of government were determined to give every opportunity possible to the youth particularly in the area of technology and innovation.

He announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had launched a special initiative on innovative technology and start-ups while presentation of prospective participants had already been done in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

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