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Nigeria to set up Africa’s largest tech park

Abuja, Nigeria: National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) and Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) signed an agreement to set up a science and technology park in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja, touted to be the largest in the African content. It will be known as Africa Premier Innovation Corridor (APIC).

Director General of NOTAP, Umar Buba Bindir said that the objectives of establishing APIC are to enhance synergy between relevant science and technology stakeholders located in the area as well as promote the use of research and development for the benefit of the economic development of Nigeria. Other objectives, he added are to highlight the contribution of business incubators and technology innovation in the economic and social development of Nigeria, and also to increase awareness on the role of science and technology parks in Nigeria.

Bindir listed some of the institutions that would make up the APIC as the National Stadium, the National Space Research and Development Agency, the National Biotechnology Development Agency, the African University of Science and Technology, the Abuja Technology Village Complex, the National Cancer Centre, the Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd, and the National Defence College, among many others.

Source: Daily Independent