Borno Gov Inaugurates Nasarawa Technology Village

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The Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, yesterday inaugurated 100 housing units of the first phase of the Nasarawa Technology Village (NTV).

The inauguration was held at the premises of the NTV at Aso Pada in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The Borno State governor also laid the foundation for the second phase of the project which comprises the construction of a Technology Incubation Hub and 370 housing units.

Speaking as Special Guest of Honour at the occasion, Zulum commended the initiative, which he described as ‘monumental’.

He maintained that the Nasarawa Technology Village project holds great promise, as it will help the state leverage its abundant mineral resources to fuel innovation and technological advancements.

He added that the state has the human capacity to transform into a technology hub, and urged the state to collaborate with the National Agency for Science Engineering Infrastructure and other relevant institutions to turn the state’s resources into technological products that will lead to job creation for the youth populace.

In his remarks, the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, said the project is a cornerstone of the state economic development agenda, as it continues to work towards instituting a thriving business environment that would attract more private capital to the state to bolster the state economy and propel growth.

Sule called on the private sector to take advantage of the potential that abound in the state and the various incentives to partner the government in establishing impactful projects such as the NTV project.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of the Nasarawa Investment and Development Agency (NASIDA), Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the project, which portrayed the success of the Public-Private Partnerships in Nigeria, would bridge the housing deficit of the state by leveraging private sector capital and expertise.

On his part, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, said the project showed the vision of the state in improving human capital development and providing affordable housing for the people.

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