Tunde Bolaji – Minna
The Federal University of Technology, Minna has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an International Centre for Emerging Technology (ICET) to incubate projects.
This was one of plans by the instition management to generate revenue through professional development, aids and research’s.
The MoU was signed between the university and the Global Network for Cybersolution Limited (GNC) on Wednesday.
In his remarks the Vice Chancellor,the university, Prof. Abdullahi Bala said the establishment of the Centre will allow for high quality research and publications.
According to him “the Centre will cover the fast paced digital technology field, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (AIR), Virtual Realty (VR) Blockchain Technology (BCT), Big Data Analytics (BDA), Cyberspace Security and Governance.”
The Centre, according to the Vice Chancellor is the first in Nigeria as it will give students and staffs the opportunity to address contemporary ideas.
Earlier, the President and Co-Founder of GNC, Ambassador Olusegun Olugbile said the establishment of the Centre will help to solve national and global developmental problems, adding that “it will serve as an engine of innovation in emerging technology for development on cybersecurity intervention, digital cooperation, cybercrime laws implementation, Internet Governance strategy, and emerging technology for development in Africa.
Ambassador Olusegun Olugbile added that the Centre will focus mainly on cybercrime counter-measures, cybersecurity, Internet governance, Child Online Protection, Law Enforcement assisted programs, emerging technology for sustainable development (IG4SD), and digital economic strategy.