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Ugwuanyi commends FG for siting ICT varsity campus in Enugu

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Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (right) Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu (middle) and Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) Mr. Osita Okechukwu during an inspection tour of facilities at the site of the proposed ICT University, Enugu campus located at Ibagwa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area, Enugu State, yesterday.

Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has commended the federal government for siting one of the six campuses of the proposed ICT University in Enugu.

He spoke in Enugu when the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu visited him at government house. Ugwuany told Shittu that the state was delighted at his mission to the state, “to promote the importance of ICT as a key tool for youth empowerment as well as the overall socio-economic advancement of the nation”.

The governor who led the Minister and his entourage accompanied by the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu to the university site, noted that his administration has endeavoured to put in place, an ICT policy that envisaged a positive and prosperous future for the people of the state, adding that the state government will leverage on various ICT tools and solutions to create wealth and improve service delivery.

Ugwuanyi said through the endorsement of the State Executive Council, the land request presented by the Minister for the expansion of the University site located at the former Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) at Ibagwa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area would be met.

Shittu disclosed that the university, whose campuses are being established in the six geo-political zones of the country, would be run as a Public Private Partnership venture.



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