The Minister of Communications and the Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has said his ministry has executed 500 projects in the last five years.
All of the projects, he said were part of the agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to promote national security, diversify the economy and fight corruption.
He spoke on Tuesday during the virtual launch from Abuja of 11 new projects executed by at least six agencies under the supervision of his ministry.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), projects that were commissioned virtually by the Minister include the Emergency Communication Centres (ECC’s) in Ilorin, Kwara and Calabar, Cross River.
Also built and commissioned by NCC were the e-Health/Data Sharing Centre, Medical College, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi; and Virtual Examination Centre, University of Maiduguri, Borno.
The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), another agency of the ministry executed projects including the Tertiary Institution Knowledge Centre (TIKC), Delta and School Knowledge Centre (SKC) located at Government Day Secondary School, Hassan Central, Gombe.
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Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) launched three projects which include the Information Technology (IT) and Incubation Park, University of Ayangba, Kogi, ICT Capacity Building Centres at the College of Education, Gumel, Jigawa and Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo.
Also commissioned were projects of the Nigerian Postal Service, the Neighbourhood Post Office/NIRSAL Microfinance Bank branch, Delta State and the Remodeled National Mail Exchange Centre (Mbiama), Ahoada West LGA, Rivers State.