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NITDA Says Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Essential For World-Class Smart City

Posted: Oct 26, 2015 at 10:39 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Mr Peter Jack, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has said that multi-stakeholder partnership was essential for world-class smart city.

Jack said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that NITDA had a mandate to develop Information and Communications Technology (ICT) parks in the country.

The statement said that as part of the mandate, the agency had engaged multi-stakeholder partnerships to drive the initiative.

According to him, the Abuja Technology Village, which used to be an initiative of the FCT, and funded by the World Bank now has a new look.

“This is because NITDA showed interest in it by relocating the GSM village.

“And some computer companies that were initially based in other parts of Abuja to the Abuja Technology Village in a bid to drive the smart city initiative.

“In Lagos, we have a flagship investment in partnership with the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and the Information Technology Industry Association of Nigeria (ITAN).

“And the rest of the private sectors like Chams Group to drive smart city in Lagos along the Lekki Free Trade Zone.

“We are also partnering 21 Century to drive the software application for the smart city,’’ he said.

The NITDA director-general said that the agency had also established the office of ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship to coordinate all of its activities towards driving smart city in Lagos.