By: Mustapha Gambo Muhammad.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned Kano Galaxy Backbones National Tier Four Data Centre and North West Regional Office.
Addressing Journalists shortly after the ceremony, Professor Isa Ali Fantami said the President has directed his Ministry to complete the Project as part of the National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone (NIPTIP 2).
According to him NIPTIP 2 covers Nothern part of Nigeria and some Southern part of the country including some places in Northern states.
The Minister further said the North West Tier Four Data Centre is the first ever in the entire world with 99.999 percent reliability.
“The President came here today to implement the project and it is one of great achievement of his administration in ICT.
“The Data Centre is established under Galaxy Backbone Limited, which is the Federal Government owned Agency,” the ministry stated.
Fantami pointed out that the Centre is another plus both public and private sectors, stressing that “you cannot be a knowledge based economy without having where to keep the data.
He further maintained that the Kano Data Centre will help in security reliability and functionality.
He further stated that the Centre will go a long way in supporting Nigeria to continue to consolidate Digital Economy noting the Centre will also support Nigeria to diversify economy as well as increasing Government revenue and job creation.
Professor Fantami explained that the Kano Galaxy Data Centre commenced in March 2021 and 100 percent completed in March 2022.
Also speaking, the Managing Director of the Galaxy Backbone Limited Muhammad Bello Abubakar said the Kano Data Centre will contribute in the grow of the Nation GDP.
He said the Centre will bring more achievements and provide enabling environment for doing business.
He commended President Buhari and Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Fantami for his foresight and innovation towards ensuring Nigeria maintained its tempo in Digital space world wide.