The Federal Government through the National Council on Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy has recognised Anambra State as the best in digital infrastructure technology development.
The state also got three other recognitions on e-government implementation, digital technology human capital development, and digital technology development, it disclosed in a statement.
Those awards were presented during the ICT peer review session at the 11th NCCIDE meeting held in Kano recently.
The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, and hosted by the Kano State Governor, Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf.
The NCCIDE serves as the highest advisory body to the government on policies, programs, and strategies for national development in the realm of Information and Communication Technology and the digital economy.
Part of the statement reads, “Anambra State was recognised as the leading state in ICT infrastructure development, following the full implementation of the Zero Right Of Way (RoW) policy, implementation of an Internet Exchange Point; all emphasising the state’s commitment to building a robust foundation for the prosperity of its people, using Technology. This award was presented by the Minister of CIDE, Dr Bosun Tijani.”
In August 2023, Anambra State Government said it had begun the implementation of zero charges for Right of Way to allow speedy deployment of broadband infrastructure across the state to boost digital adoption
The Managing Director of Anambra State ICT Agency, Chukwuemeka Agbata, said, in a press conference in Lagos, that the waiver by the state was in line with the ‘Everything Technology and Technology Everywhere’ vision of the state Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo.
Receiving the awards on behalf of Anambra State Governor, Agbata expressed profound appreciation to the governor for creating the enabling environment and a vision that guides the Agency in line with the ‘Everything Technology, Technology Everywhere’ mantra.
“This achievement no doubt reflects our unwavering commitment to technological advancement and the transformative journey we are championing in Anambra State,” he asserted.
Recently, the state announced that it was forging corporate alliances and technological partnerships with US companies to accelerate digital transformation.
At the US Consulate General in Lagos, Soludo engaged in strategic discussions with the US Consul-General, William Stevens, and influential leaders from 26 renowned US high-tech companies.