The federal government of Nigeria has inaugurated an implementation committee for a new university that will focus specifically on ICT. The proposed ICT University of Nigeria will leverage the Digital Bridge Institute infrastructure across the six geo-political zones of the country.
Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, noted that ICT University has become desirable as Nigeria does not have the requisite talent for its growing ICT sector.
Members of the committee are Prof Julius Okojie, Dr. Amina Sambi-Magaji, Prof. Ibikunle Tijani, Wole Oyeniran,Dr. Henry Nkemadu, Eng. Kazeem Raji, Dr. Joshua Atah, Abdulhakeem Ajijola, Liz Donaholu, Hakeem Adeniji Adele, Dr. Suleiman Mohammed,Olaniyan Mathew, Ayoola Oke, Chris Uwaje, Prof. Olusegun Okunnu, Prof. Aderounmu Adesaola, Kabir Usman, Tajudeen Kareem, Dr. Suleiman Garba and Prof. Patience Akpan-Obong.
The committee will submit its full report in six weeks.