Enugu government creates Tech Hubs
Following the recent approval of the Enugu Technology Center and Youth Innovation Centers in the city of Enugu and Obollo-Afor, the administration of Enugu State Governor Ifeani Ugwuani has begun large-scale construction and renovation of facilities in the area.
The Honorable Obi Kama, Science and Technology Commissioner, said in a statement that the most important projects initiated by the Governor. Ugwuanyi has reached an advanced stage in bringing technological innovation to the core of the digital economy.
Hon. Kama said that the goal of the Governor’s Administration of Ugwuani “is to transform Enugu into a technology tourism country over the next three years, introducing the best technological solutions and innovations through localization and therefore increasing the government’s gross domestic product (GDP) by at least 15 percent. “
The Science and Technology Commissioner added that “the center also aims to create more than 1,500 small technology companies in the region; hire over 10,000 young people in a short period of time. “
Hon. Kama also said that the services to be provided at the technical centers for the population of Enugu State, especially youth, include computer training programs, solar training, computer coding, and website design. , graphic design, confectionery and hands-on technical skills training, among others.
He said that “the centers will be equipped with computers, a solar power source, a 100 kVA generator, internet access, training tools and supplies.”
The Commissioner explained that the equipment installed in the centers is modern, “in line with Governor Ifeani Ugwuani’s vision of acquiring technical and ICT skills to create jobs and create wealth.”
Kama noted that “Enugu State has been ranked for many years as the highest academic center in southern Nigeria, home to more than 10 universities, polytechnic institutes and indigenous colleges,” resulting in a large number of first and second grade mathematics majors. natural sciences, engineering technologies, etc.
The Commissioner added that “some of these alumni go abroad to acquire more sophisticated skills,” noting that the State Technical Center Enugu intends to bring technological innovation home as “it is designed to dissuade our youth from traveling to Lagos, India , China, other countries to acquire technical skills that will allow them to fit into modern society and compete profitably with other professionals, stating: “The skills you travel abroad to acquire will be at your fingertips.”
According to him, “The Center will not only clean them up, but will also provide a ‘technology cluster’ (temporary office housing) for ‘tech startups’ for those who want to own a business but may not have enough capital to rent offices and start up. This will create a favorable environment for them to start a business with ease. “
Noting that the target candidates for participation in the programs are universities, polytechnics and others who want to pursue careers in professional disciplines in ICT and technology, who have not completed their studies with some technical skills, entrepreneurs and potential farmers and artisans, the Project Commissioner said. it will serve as an interface between tech giants such as Microsoft, IBM, HP, Alibaba, Google, Facebook, etc., and Enugu Tech startups.
He noted that the courses to be offered at the centers include web application development, mobile application development and software development; website design and hosting; professional graphics – Adobe Suits; data science and analysis; business analytics; agribusiness and automation and ease of doing business (EODB), among others.
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