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Ogun will soon become Nigeria’s Silicon Valley, says Pantami

By Eniola Daniel
03 August 2022   |   4:58 am
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said that Ogun State will emerge Nigeria’s Silicon Valley in the near future.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami. Photo: TWITTER/FMOCDENIGERIA

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said that Ogun State will emerge Nigeria’s Silicon Valley in the near future.

Pantami gave the declaration when he and members of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) paid a courtesy call on Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun in Abeokuta.

In his remarks, President, Nigeria Computer Society, Prof. Simeon Sodiya, said the visit was to intimate the governor of the society’s international conference holding in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The governor said his administration had put a mechanism and infrastructure in place to enhance conducive environment for businesses to thrive.

He disclosed that the idea for ‘The Governor’s Challenge,’ which was introduced at the Ogun TechHub, was to identify the best brains in ICT and also a platform to divert youths with IT knowledge from using it in a negative form.

Abiodun, however, commended the NCS for choosing Ogun for its conference, charging them to come up with programmes that would make knowledge of the computer accessible to all Nigerians.