Professor Yomi Osinbajo, The Acting President of Nigeria has said that ICT Universities will be established across the geo-political zones in the country.

The Acting President who made this disclosure during a 2-Day summit on Smart Cities in Nigeria which held in Abuja said the Federal Executive Council had given approval for the establishment of the ICT Universities.

Prof Osinbajo said, “The Federal Executive Council has just given approval for the establishment of the ICT University of Nigeria across the geo-political zones in the country. Our expectation is that, given its mandate, the university will bridge the knowledge and skill-set gap towards our march to a knowledge-based economy in Nigeria.

According to him, the current administration has big plans to foster the creation of an ICT ecosystem in Nigeria. He said, “The Federal Government has big plans for the Nigerian ICT ecosystem. There is unrealised ability in other assets the nation possesses besides oil, which are capable of growth and development that can generate surplus, one of such is the ICT.

Prof Osinbajo said, the Federal Government would also partner with major players in technology to establish innovation hubs throughout the nation. He said, “The Federal Government plans to establish innovation hubs across the country. In partnership with several major technology companies, the technology hubs will be fully resourced with infrastructure and capacity building tools.”

These hubs, he further said will be designed to produce relevant innovative technology solutions to a wide range of business, commercial and government problems.