Nigeria: Govt Commissions 5 New IT Projects

21 October 2020

The Federal Government has commissioned five more Information Technology projects executed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) towards advancing the digital economy vision of the government.

The projects commissioned virtually from Abuja on Monday by Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, included the NCC's Emergency Communications Centre, Ado -Ekiti; the Digital Awareness Programme for Secondary Schools, whose beneficiaries are Methodist Girls' High School, Yaba, Lagos State and Bishop Okoye Girls' Secondary School, Ukpor, Anambra State; as well as the School Knowledge Centre at Ijaloke Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, executed by the USPF.

The minister also flagged off the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture initiative located at the Jewel's Suit, Okoe Urejee, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, executed by the National Information Technology Development agency.

Speaking on Monday at the 7th phase of the virtual commissioning of digital economy projects for a digital Nigeria by agencies under the ministry at the NCC's Communications & Digital Economy Complex, Abuja, Pantami said the NCC's ECC project was critical to enhancing the security of lives and property of Nigerians.

He also said the DAP by USPF is an initiative designed to expose students to Information and Communication Technology awareness and usage.

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