N300m ICT centre goes into operation in Oyo State

Ibadan, March  24, 2017 (TNE) Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Friday in Ibadan inaugurated a N300 million Information and Communication Technology(ICT) Data and Service Centre in Ibadan.
The centre, situated at the Oyo State College of Health Science and Technology in Ibadan,  was
built by the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) with the support of  the Universal Service Provision Fund(USPF)
Ajimobi noted that the ICT centre would contribute immensely to human capital development in the state and Nigeria by extension.
”ICT holds the longest value-chain in all professions. The richest people today across the world engage in ICT activities.
“The illiterates of today are not those who cannot read and write but those who don’t have knowledge of  ICT.
“Nigerians are very intelligent people and professionals but they lack the right attitude to work, ” he said.
He counselled the students of the school to make good use of the opportunity availed them by the centre, adding that the state government had upgraded the school to a college.
Ajimobi asked the students to be more committed to their studies, saying the only reward to appreciate the opportunities was success.
He commended  Hon.  Saheed Fijabi,  who facilitated the project, for his immense contributions to the development of the state.
Fijabi is the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications.
Prof. Temitope Alonge, the Chief  Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan,  said  the ICT centre would  boost  telemedicine and teleconferencing.
Earlier, Fijabi said that the project was facilitated to enhance the core functions of teaching, learning and research application through ICT
He said that the centre was in tune with the vision of the state government to develop  ICT in the state.
”This project will serve as a backbone for teaching, learning, research and services. We have also facilitated  this  type of project  across the state.
Mr Siji Ganiyu, the Provost of the college,  commended the governor and Fijabi for their contributions to the institution.
Ganiyu, who expressed deep appreciation for the centre, promised that it would be managed efficiently and effectively to fulfill its purpose.(TNE)
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