The Minister of Communication Technology Mrs. Omobola Johnson has said that the signing of MoU with the Cross Rivers State Government will leverage part of the world class infrastructure and services of the Tinapa Business and leisure resort in Calabar to create a knowledge city.
She stated this in her office at the signing of MoU between an agency under the Ministry’s supervision, NITDA, and the Cross Rivers state government. According to her, the MoU marked a milestone in the efforts to develop a vibrant software development industry that would serve the Nigeria and International Market. Johnson reiterated that upon creation the Knowledge City is expected to incubate and foster spin off and start up ICT firms and help to commercialise academic research in ICTs, facilitate the growth of small and medium scale ICT businesses through creative fiscal incentives and support programmes, create a pool of ICT skills and competencies that can be deployed well beyond the state, attract inward investments from more established national and international companies/mature technology businesses by offering world class scalable physical facilities and proximity to a vibrant ICT.
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TINAPA FREE ZONE & RESORT, CALABAR.