NCC releases over N100m to universities for ICT research


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By Constance Imasuen

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says the commission has released over N100 million to some Nigerian Universities to carry out research in Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Danbatta made this known on Wednesday in Abuja at the Endowment of Professional Chairs for Bayero University, Kano and Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

He explained that NCC has given more than N100 million intervention funds to the academia for research in various areas of ICT.

According to him, NCC vision is to leverage on the huge potential of ICT to address societal and developmental challenges through cutting edge research.

The NCC boss, however, said that the two universities endowed will get N20 million each for the professional chair for 2019-2020, adding that the two university selected shares same view.

Danbatta said that the professional chair project was borne out of the need to provide…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria