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50% of Nigerian cities to Go Smart by 2019 — NITDA

Over 50 per cent of Nigerian cities will achieve ‘Smart Status’ by 2019, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said.
NITDA’s Director General, Dr Vincent Olatunji, disclosed this in Abuja at the Nigeria Smart City initiative partners’ forum which held recently..
Dr Olatunji said the agency would develop, deploy and manage smart (IT) solutions in the cities for the benefit of residents of the cities.
“NITDA is keen to promote the development of smart city technology and projects as key national policy. At an extremely conservative rate of one smart solution in each zone annually, exclusive of Abuja and Lagos which has special status in the program, we are confident of going ‘smart’ in over 50% of our cities by 2019”, he said.
He said the Nigerian smart city development approach would also key into other existing policy provisions such as those of cyber-security, broadband, software and e-government development.

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