The Lagos State Government has expressed its readiness to support the growth of the technology sector through support for tech companies and start-ups.
The state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Hakeem Fahm, gave this assurance, according to a statement on Sunday, when he received seven awards on behalf of the state government at the sixth edition of the annual Tech Innovation Awards.
Fahm was quoted to have said Lagos’ emergence as the best overall state in digital infrastructure for development in Nigeria, reflected Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s plans for Information, Communication and Technology development in the state.
He said, “The awards confirmed the state’s commitment to leveraging ICT for service delivery to the citizens and developing the ICT ecosystem with world-class infrastructure.
“We reiterate the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to provide a state-wide fibre-optics infrastructure to support the huge demand for data centres, businesses, and public use. Lagos is determined to champion the sector’s growth and sustainability by supporting tech companies, ICT start-ups, and other industry members.”
The commissioner also noted that the state will leverage technology to transform the state economy.
“The continuous recognition of Lagos over the years through multiple awards is a reflection of its vision to provide sustainable infrastructure, eliminate the digital divide and democratise digital learning to promote digital literacy. This administration would continue to leverage technology to transform the state’s economy while easing impediments for businesses to flourish,” he added.Follow us on social media