Of the six technology parks that the Communications Commission of Nigeria (NCC) plans to build, ” four are already underway, ” said Umar Garba Danbatta, the executive vice president of the NCC, on April 11. 2020. These are the Abeokuta technology parks in the southwest; Enugu in the Southeast; Maiduguri in the North East and Kano in the North West. He said that these parks, which are at different levels of completion, could be put into service by the end of the year.
” Boosting digital skills among young people, promoting innovations, providing jobs for young Nigerians and, ultimately, supporting the federal government’s overall digital economy agenda “, these are the objectives of the NCC through the technology parks which should not only benefit the six zones in which they will be established, explained Umar Garba Danbatta. The ICT parks are made up of laboratories for ICT innovations and commercial hubs offering technological start-ups and tech entrepreneurs a reinforcement of their technological and entrepreneurial capacities.
According to the NCC, the technology parks were designed to support federal government ICT policies by facilitating the availability and accessibility of ICT services across the country and promoting their use in all sectors.
“ In the future, we hope to see software development, incubation and hardware development out of the ICT fleets. We also hope to see innovative applications that will take advantage of the broadband network that the Commission is deepening to socially and economically transform our communities and societies, “said the Executive Vice-President of the NCC.