A new Information Communication Technology (ICT) hub known as Ogun Tech HUB has been launched by Ogun State government on Thursday, August 5, 2019. The new Tech hub citied near Muhammadu Buhari estate in Abeokuta was launched with a vision to develop and export technological solutions to meet challenges FEMTOPTECH has learned.
Governor Dapo Abiodun, at the event, said recent events had shown that the people of the state possess high technological capacity toward solving some challenges.
“Although latent, Ogun has long had a great capacity to be a leading driver of innovation and technology in Nigeria.
“This Ogun Tech Hub, therefore, is a demonstration of our commitment to position Ogun as a key centre for innovation in the country.
“We intend to make Ogun the One-Stop-Shop for Innovation in Africa, thereby making our dear state one of the most conducive places to build a start-up company on the continent.
“Our administration is committed to further drive our dream of being a globally recognised technology base by investing heavily in research and development.
“This is with the aim of identifying and developing local talents and indigenous social innovations to solve our local and national challenges,” he said.
Abiodun said, by this, Ogun would stop being importers and consumers of foreign technologies.
He said the state would become solution creators by harnessing the combined power of technology, high concentration of academia and a youthful population.