Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Harmony Hub: Kwara State Government To Build Computer Village Worth N500M

    We all know the largest computer village in West Africa is the Lagos State's computer village where all kinds of mobile phones, laptops and other computer gadgets as well as accessories are sold but the goodnews to (especially) Kwara state residents is; the state Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has performed the groundbreaking of Harmony Hub which is Kwara State’s version of the popular Computer Village, in Ilorin. The entire project is estimated to cost 500 million Naira

The Governor stated that the project when fully completed will give direct employment to 600 Youth.
In his words:
Nigeria’s ICT sector is reputed as the largest in Africa with $18 billion investments and 28 percent internet penetration as of 2013,
the governor said.
Countries around the world are competing to be the next technological innovations and the associated prosperity and Nigeria is not left out ….

The project also announces Kwara as a potential largest technological hub in Nigeria outside Lagos state.

Meanwhile, some people didn't see the development the way the Governor presented it. According to an interview Premium Times had with a student of the faculty of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Ilorin, Notiki Bello:

I think it is really not necessary. The challenge is the known hub in Ilorin. I do not think it should be changed, but it could be upgraded. Also, the space allotted for the new hub is really small. If truly there is going to be a technology boom in Kwara, that space won’t contain it,
he said.
Whether big or small, it is a welcome development. How I wish other states will have similar projects and execute it properly; it will really go a long way in boosting the Nigerian technology sector even more.
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  1. Nice project for where? He no see money pay State workers oooo, the roads in Kwara State are full of portholes and the next thing he will think of his building "Harmony Hub", which in real sense is not a State assets.