The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has approved the establishment of a Digital Economy Centre in Kafanchan, headquarters of Kaduna South.
This is contained in a letter by Dr Mohammed Kumo, the Head of Project Management, NITDA, on Wednesday in Kafanchan.
Mr Kumo said the project was aimed at facilitating access to digital services such as e-learning, adding that facilities to be deployed to the centre comprised of computers, internet connectivity, Local Area Network, an e-learning solution, a solar-powered inverter and a generator among others.
The approval was sequel to a request by Sen. Sunday Katung (PDP-Kaduna South).
Mr Katung had promised during his electioneering campaign to make Southern Kaduna an ICT hub if elected into the National Assembly, saying that ICT was fast becoming a goldmine that youths needed to take advantage of toward self-reliant.