While welcoming the Governor, the Deputy Governor, the SSG, the SSAs, Lafia Local Government Chairman and all other personalities in attendance, Mallam Shehu Ibrahim Director General Bureau for Information and Communication Technology (BICT) stated that the idea of the Technology Innovation Hubs was the brainchild of the Bureau and that of the office of Special Assistant on ICT to Governor Abdullahi A Sule; Maryam Muhammad Gajere.
The hubs were setup to create an avenue for the promotion of technological innovation and for the exchange of ideas for business start-up and expansion for youths. Speaking at the flag the Director General Bureau for ICT, Shehu Ibrahim described the investment in technological innovation hubs as a strategic move to use technology as the key driver to fast-growing and smart economies for the state.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Bureau for ICT, Maryam Gajere Mohammed expressed delight at the commencement of the project. She said "I am very excited with this development because technological innovation is evolving and new ideas are springing up to proffer solutions to societal problems”. The tech-hubs are expected to instill the importance of technology and reason why it should be embraced and learn as a major driver of any developing economy.
The initiative will enable people to learn how to; develop Mobile Apps, Web Development, Idea Incubation, Robotic Training, Internet Of Things, Real And Virtual Augmentation, Graphic Designs, Block- Chain among many very others.
The Governor who applauded the previous Administration for building the Ta’al Mode e-libraries reiterated his administration's commitment to leveraging on technology to create businesses and solution to problems that are driven by innovation and technology in delivering the state’s dream.
The Governor also congratulated the entire BICT staff for such a feat. He publicly stated that he has seen a lot that made it through the use of technology Innovation such as Microsoft, Facebook, thus he did not just endorsed the Technology Innovation Hubs but also promise to give all the necessary and needed support to ensure the smooth operations and sustainability of such a unique initiative.