The Nigeria Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has launched an incubation and information technology hub at the University of Port Harcourt.
Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy commissioned the intervention project.
The project is intended to serve as the meeting arena for disruptive ideas and emerging technologies.
“Our focus is to produce potential employers, not potential employees, this can only be achieved through such interventions that will provide skills to Nigerian youths,” said Dr Pantami.
The NITDA intervention focuses on helping to close the digital gaps particularly within targeted research and learning institutions nationwide.
Over the years, NITDA has helped several institutions across the country in the provision of IT hubs, wide area networking, virtual libraries, digital job centres, scholarships and capacity building.
“The center is built to provide a platform for academia, industry, entrepreneurs, and startups to meet, harvest and incubate ideas to drive innovation economy or innovation-driven enterprises to support our digital economy.
“This is in line with government economic diversification agenda,” said Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi.