The government of Lagos State, Nigeria plans to build a software training institute to enable the facilitation of a high quality software industry in the nation. This will create jobs and transform more youth into entrepreneurs. They anticipate that this will save cost by providing quality software that can be produced locally. Nigeria purchases most of its software abroad.
This is moving in the right direction as the nation will surely experience a massive need in this sector as broadband penetrates and its cost drops. The Lagos State Commissioner for Science & Technology, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat disclosed this at a press briefing as they commemorated the fourth year governorship anniversary of Babatunde Raji Fashola.
A software institute will surely transform most of the young graduates, not just the youth, into creators of labor and not job seekers. It will also enhance the possibility of a tech cluster around Lagos in this sector as more companies will surely come to tap the expertise and skills of the graduates.