The Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency has assured that it would adopt the Rwanda model to translate the dream of Abuja Technology Village into reality.
It’s Director-General, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami who made this known added that the project would be achieved by inviting investors to build offices and IT hubs in the village.
He pointed out that machinery has been put in place to leverage the infrastructural potentials of the Federal Capital City, Abuja in a bid to make the proposed ATV come to fruition.
Quoting the DG,
“We currently observe that Abuja Technology Village is to maximize the facility in the Federal Capital Territory and with this, there is no limit to what we can do. What is most important to do in Abuja Technology Village is to make sure investors are invited to come, build their offices and IT hubs there.
The Director-General stressed that the best way to achieve the above purpose is to adopt the Rwanda model as the model helped to attract multi-national companies to Africa within five years.
He added that there is the need to look at the area of Ease of Doing business stating that a lot has been achieved as the nation got to 27 places higher within two years.
While noting that many investors are not willing to come to the country because of her negative image in the international community, Pantanmi urged investors to come into the country irrespective of the cost to the economy as there will always be a return on their investments.