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Tech: NCC to establish data bank in Oyo-owned varsity

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Dr Sunday Dare, Executive Commissioner (Stakeholders Management) , made the disclosure in Ibadan on Tuesday during a courtesy call on Gov. Abiola Ajimobi in his office.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is ready to establish a data bank at the  Technical University,  Ibadan(Tech-U).

Dr Sunday Dare, Executive Commissioner (Stakeholders Management) , made the disclosure in Ibadan on Tuesday during a courtesy call on Gov. Abiola Ajimobi in his office.

NAN reports that Dare is the representative of the South-West Zone  on the NCC Governing Board.

Dare said that the NCC had  received the request on data bank from the university, promising that it would be established before July.

He stated that the commission  would also lay optic fiber and ensure Wifi connection in  the institution, adding that  the projects would connect all tertiary institutions in the state for their common  benefit.

Dare further  said that the report released by NCC in November 2017 placed the state third in terms of revenue generation with an  average user rate.

“The state came third after Lagos and Kano. With the revelation, we have decided to move Oyo State up in the area of our priority,” he said.

The commissioner said that NCC  was in the lead of  digital economy and education in the country.

Dare, who commended the  achievements of the governor, pledged the commission’s  readiness to support the government in the area of education and economy.

In his response, Ajimobi described the visit as timely, saying it came at the time when government had  intensified efforts at modernising the state.

He said that his administration was committed to repositioning the state to ensure it becomes the technological hub of Nigeria.

The governor stated that the vision of a technological-driven state necessitated the building of infrastructure as a foundation.

Ajimobi also said that the newly established university  was  put in place by government to ensure a digital economy.

“Most of the developed countries in the world have embraced a technological-driven economy. It is our motive also to make our economy technologically-driven.

“Here today, we have established the first technical university in Nigeria. I am glad to tell you that this university has one of the best libraries  in the country,’’ he said

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