Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu

By Advocate News Nigeria on 18/08/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 13,747

Inspection tour of facilities at the site of the proposed ICT University
Inspection tour of facilities at the site of the proposed ICT University

…as state government approves land for expansionGovernor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has commended the federal government for the decision to site one of the six campuses of the proposed ICT University in Enugu.
Gov. Ugwuanyi spoke when the Honourable Minister of Communication, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu paid a courtesy visit to the Government House, Enugu and addressed members of the State Executive Council (EXCO).

The governor told the Honourable Minister that the state was delighted at his mission to the state, “to promote the importance of ICT as a key tool for youth empowerment as well as the overall socio-economic advancement of the nation”.

The governor who led the Minister and his entourage accompanied by the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, noted that his administration has endeavoured to put in place, an ICT policy that envisages a positive and prosperous future for the people of the State, adding that the state government will leverage on various ICT tools and solutions to create wealth and improve service delivery.

Gov. Ugwuanyi through the endorsement of the State Executive Council (EXCO) approved a land request presented by the Minister for the expansion of the University site located at the former Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) at Ibagwa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area.

He equally applauded the Ministry of Communications for the efforts and initiatives it has so far taken towards the realization of its broad mandate of building a knowledge-based economy using ICT as the key driver, saying that the Enugu State stands to benefit tremendously from the ICT University.

The governor pledged his administration’s “firm support and commitment to the successful implementation of programmes or initiatives by your Ministry or other agencies, designed to facilitate the attainment of our national targets and aspirations in the ICT sector”, adding that “Enugu State is strategically positioned to partner the Federal Government in ensuring the success and sustainability of the ICT revolution in Nigeria”.

Earlier in his address, the Minister informed the governor and other EXCO members that he was in the state on a facility tour of the site of the proposed first ICT University being established by the federal government to enhance ICT growth in the country.

Barrister Shittu who commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for his giant strides in Enugu State, disclosed that the University, whose campuses are being established in the six geo-political zones of the country,  will be run as a Public Private Partnership venture, adding that a memo for the approval has been sent for the Federal Executive Council’s attention.

He made a request for a parcel of land to enable the federal government expand the University, which he said has taken over the premises and facilities of the Digital Bridge Institute in Enugu and solicited more support and cooperation from the state government for speedy take off of the institution.

R-L: Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Minister ofCommunications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu and Director General of Voiceof Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu during an inspection tour offacilities at the site of the proposed ICT University, Enugu campuslocated at Ibagwa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area, Enugu State,Friday.

Posted 01/10/2017 02:24:07 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Amaechi denounces IPOB’s assault claims

Propagate our achievements – FG urges Churches

2019: I wish you well – Buhari tells...

How we survived Political Turbulences in Enugu -...

FOI: Court denies access to information on Buhari’s...

My greatest achievement as musician – Flavour

Ember Months: Army sustains operational activities Nationwide

Police unlock impeached Imo Deputy Gov’s office

Leadership Tussle: Court dismisses case against Assemblies of...

2019: Atiku Support Group launches House2House campaign

Osun: Ekweremadu faults INEC on Inconclusive Election

Residents flee as masquerades protest in Anambra Govt...

 

Latest News Why we re-arrested Sowore, DSS explains Tragedy hits Kanu’s family Tragedy hits Kanu’s family Kogi Guber: Wada, PDP file petition at tribunal Amaechi denounces IPOB’s assault claims 19-year-old ‘Yahoo Boy’ allegedly sets 24-year-old girlfriend ablaze for cheating Atiku reacts to Sowore’s rearrest, says Nigeria under tyranny IPOB attacks Amaechi in Spain Joshua defeats Ruiz, reclaims world boxing titles Slain Kogi PDP woman leader, Acheju Salome Abuh, buried amid tears Popular evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke dies at 79 Senate passes 2020 budget as Reps explain appropriation hike

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (15,821 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (15,585 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (14,766 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (13,747 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (13,536 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (12,798 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (12,560 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (11,658 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (11,233 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (11,146 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (11,129 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (11,029 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (2,021) EDITORIAL (8) POLITICS (440) SOCIETY (116) SPORTS (24) BUSINESS (293) HEALTH (20) EDUCATION (29) INTERNATIONAL (45) ENTERTAINMENT (17) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (1) OPINION (18)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands