Work resumes at NCS N500m complex

Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communication

Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has resumed work on its national secretariat project expected to gulp over N500 million when completed.

Christened ‘Innovation & Incubation Centre’, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications performed the groundbreaking on December 2015 with a projection that the building will be completed by the next 18 months.

Paucity of funds had delayed the commencement of work at the centre expected to drive technology and innovation in Nigeria.

According to Professor Sola Aderounmu, president of NCS, said that the project was conceived said there is the need to urgently setup an incubation/innovation centre to focus on addressing weak university-industry linkage.

He said: “These incubation/innovation centres are inadequate for Nigeria and could not provide jobs for millions of unemployed Nigerians. Furthermore, none of these centres focused on incubating ideas coming out of our universities. That is, the centre will precisely focus on taking ideas from the laboratory to the market place which allows for commercialization of university research.”

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