Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has disclosed that the ministry plans to establish two Information Technology Parks in the country to further fuel the engine of innovation.
Shittu, who disclosed this during his tour of Zinox Group facilities in Lagos on Monday, said the two parks would be situated in Ibadan, Oyo state and Kastina, Kastina state.
“ICT is a knowledge economy, which doesn’t fail like oil and even agriculture. ICT is the brain of development. It will continue to bring money into the coffers of government,” Shittu said.
“The ICT Parks is expected to fuel innovations. We are looking at making ICT count seriously in this regime. The target is to bring student to the park to learn majorly ICT development.
“We hope that soonest, we shall complete all the modalities to get it done,” the minister declared.
He promised that the ministry would give maximum support to local players giving support to the economy.
In his response, Zinox Chairman, Chief Leo Stan Ekeh, assured the minister of the industry’s immense support, stressing that Zinox Group has capacity to deliver, whenever it is called upon.