Mr. Abdullahi Sule, Governor of Nasarawa State.
BY SHONAYE PRINCE, LAFIA
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has performed the ground-breaking of a N30 billion technology village in Karu area of the State.
Governor Sule said the project is carried out to ensure that indigenes of State have access to information communication technology and innovations.
The Nasarawa State technology village is situated on a 57 hectare land.
The Governor said, “Today’s ground breaking ceremony is in fulfilment of my dream to build a technology village in Nasarawa state. I want to commend our partners for the efforts they have been making to see that this project becomes a reality.
“The technology village would occupy 57 hectres of land and we are also going to build 1,962 housing units with modern facilities for our people.
“The entire work here would cost N30 billion and I was told that the project would last for one year and by the grace of God, we would be here to commission the technology village in the next 12 months”, the governor said.
Earlier on his remarked, Managing Director of ABS Blueprint Consortium, Mr. Mohammed Yamusa, who apart from laud the governor for his policies and programmes aimed at developing the state; assured that his company would use its wealth of experience to deliver a quality job within 12 months.
He further disclosed that the technology village if completed would train 2,000 students on several technological innovations on a yearly basis in order to ensure rapid development of the state.
Mr. Yamusa, listed some of the features of the technology village to include ICT campus with shared and visual workspaces, primary and secondary school, neighborhood shopping centre, police station, fire station and recreational parks.