13 Mar Government to build technology hubs in universities
The federal government has revealed its plan to build technology hubs in Nigerian universities across the nation’s six geopolitical zones as a means of promoting science and technology development in the country, writes Fikayo Olowolagba for the Daily Post.
President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this recently in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the technology and innovation expo (EXPO 2018) with the theme, “Fast tracking sustainable development of Nigeria through science and technology.” Represented by vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, he said technology hubs in universities were important in celebrating the creativity and innovation spirit of many young Nigerians in science and technology.
“In September 2016, the State House hosted the first Aso Villa Demo Day to showcase the innovation emerging from around the country. Since then, the World Bank has supported a batch of those innovations with about US$3 million, the first tranche of which has already been disbursed. I’m pleased to note that the World Bank is committing an additional US$3 million for six technology hubs across Nigeria in our universities,” he said in his speech. Continue reading