The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has announced the establishment of a Digital Economy Centre (DEC) in Kafanchan, Kaduna state. The centre was approved following a request made by Senator Sunday Katung, the representative of Kaduna South senatorial district. Senator Katung had requested the establishment of DECs in five secondary schools in his constituency, as well as training centres for women and youth.
The DEC in Kafanchan is part of NITDA’s initiative to promote Nigeria’s digital economy drive. Similar centres have already been established in other locations, and NITDA has plans to set up more in the future.
On Saturday, the equipment for the DEC in Kafanchan was delivered to Government Secondary School (GSS) Kafanchan by Simon Yusuf, the school’s principal and NITDA official. The installation of the equipment is expected to be completed within one week.
The equipment includes branded desktop computers, VSAT equipment, battery rack, accessories, HDMIVGA converters, solar panels, and a generator. Senator Katung praised NITDA for promptly approving and taking action on his request, stating that the centre will have a significant impact on unemployed youths in the area.