The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami has expressed the Federal Government’s resolve to move the nation’s economy to a digital one. 

He announced this at the launching of an Information Technology and Innovation Centre by the National Informational Technology Development Agency, NITDA at the University of Port-Harcourt.

The Minister said the facility, known as Information Technology Innovation and Incubation Park building, would be used to develop ideas to end the nation’s dependence on crude oil. He added that the policy is derived after the ministry came up with idea of establishing IT skills-centres all over the country.

Earlier, Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt Ndowa Lale, commended Federal government for citing the South-South IT centre in the institution.

On his part, the Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Abdullahi, said that the World Bank had rated Nigeria as one of the countries with improved-Ease of Doing Business.