The Government of Cross River State has invited Information and Communication Technology experts – Innovate Africa and Silicon Valley Product Group, to set up an ICT Hub in the State.
The Silicon Valley Product Group, SVPG is an ICT-based company created to share senior-level experience and best practices with technology companies and offer services to the government as well as training.
During the meeting held inside the temporary Governor’s Office, Calabar on Friday, Governor Otu charged the groups from the US to take advantage of the large pool of young and active population to establish ICT hubs in the State.
He noted that with the increasing advancement in Information Technology for solutions, his administration will continue to support ICT development.
“A technology-friendly government fosters an environment that supports innovation in several ways, which include research and development, encouraging industry partnerships, and most importantly, creating policies and regulations that incentivize innovation.
“God has blessed our State with intelligent people in the area of Information Technology. What we lack are proper ICT hubs for our young and active people to take advantage of. We would love to partner with you in establishing these ICT hubs for proper training of Cross Riverians.”
Speaking earlier, the team lead of the group, Mr. Christian Idiodi, said they were in the State to share and help build ICT solutions that are beneficial to Africans and disclosed that the team has held several trainings and seminars aimed at encouraging ICT-based solutions for Africans, expressing their readiness to leverage on the governor’s invitation to set up a shop in the State.