In Oyo, NCC to construct a N1bn Digital Park

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given its approval for a N1 billion Digital Park to be built in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Professor Adeolu Akande, the Commission’s Chairman, revealed this during a meeting with youth leaders from across the state during an end-of-year session in Ibadan, the state capital of Oyo.

Other ICT projects for schools in Saki, Ipapo, Eruwa, and Otu in the state were also authorized by the commission, he noted.

“The Digital Park was one of four approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) as part of measures to ease the country’s transition to a digital economy,” he said.

The contract for the physical structure had been awarded, and the equipment budget of N500 million for the fiscal year 2022 had been approved.

“Four digital parks were to be built in the Federal Capital Territory, Katsina, Gombe, and Ibadan, with three more to be built in the country’s remaining three geopolitical zones.”

Each park is expected to cost N500 million in physical work, with another N500 million in equipment. In 2022, the projects will be completed.

“Once completed, the Digital Park will help young people acquire digital skills, stimulate creativity, create jobs for Nigerian youth, and eventually support President Muhammadu Buhari’s entire digital transformation goal.”

He emphasized that the Digital ICT Park will serve as an ICT Commercial Hub, promoting entrepreneurial ICT activities and facilitating smart city implementation throughout the Digital Industrial Complex.

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