As part of efforts to stop the “japa syndrome,” Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that his government plans to transform some of the state’s centers for skill development into Eko Creation Innovators Hubs.
In order to encourage young people to develop their digital abilities, Sanwo-Olu, who made this announcement during the opening of the Sail Innovation Lab, a senatorial project started by Tokunbo Abiru, who represents Lagos East, claimed that Yaba will become a tech campus.
The innovation lab began operations in 2021 and is located in the Ikorodu neighborhood of Lagos East, the senator’s district.
The lab, created in partnership with Co-creation Hub, will provide free training for children, teens, and teachers in and around Ikorodu.
Speaking at the center’s opening, Sanwo-Olu said Abiru’s commitment to improving the lives of his people was consistent with the State Government’s goal of using technology to advance the young.
Sanwo-Olu claimed, “You can hear the excitement in my voice. You don’t see politicians acting in this manner too often. Different things are done with our names.
“I have no doubt that the hopes of the residents of Lagos East will come true; some of the things we pledged have already been shown by Senator Abiru.
As your government, it is our duty to offer individuals who have lost all hope and those who are despondent a chance at life. I’m eager to observe how governance affects individuals. There are still those in public service who are capable of handling unfamiliar situations. You won’t know when the prize will arrive if you act selflessly.
“The challenge is to repeat what Senator Abiru has accomplished. Our youngsters will advance thanks to technology. that we can compete with anyone in any area of the world in Ikorodu. Technology is what will help us develop and find global answers.
The governor expressed his delight with the partners, including Microsoft and Bank of Industries, and promised to establish an atmosphere that would be favorable to foreign companies.
“Lagos will remain the tech hub in Africa,” he continued. The government is now building a metropolitan fiber mesh. We are developing easier and quicker online capabilities.