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We’ve Established Regional Data Centre in Kano For ICT Services – Fantami

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

By: Mustapha Gambo Muhammad

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Ali Isa Pantami has said that the Regional Data Centre established by Federal Government in Kano will enhance revenue generation as well as provide effective and qualitative ICT Services to both Private and Public Institutions.

Pantami made the disclosure to Journalists when he paid an inspection visit to the Centre in Kano

He said the visit was to ensure that the centre is satisfactory prior to the Federal Government official commissioning.

“As you all know this project is being implemented by Galaxy Backbone Limited, which is the initiative of Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that we provide qualitative ICT Services to our citizens.”

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He pointed out that Data Centre Storage Capacity is being implemented in Phases, noting that the first phase is 0.7 petabite and according to him the there is scope when the need for expansion arise.

“We built it base on the demand of our citizens and customers. “If you build a very big one without demand, sustainability will be challenge”. “When our Customers increase we will equally increase the capacity without any delay,” the minister said.

The previous administration had executed and commissioned National Information and Communication Technology Backbone (NICTIB -1), which covers most of of the state southern part of the country.

He added that in the process of completing the implementation NICTIB 2 the Government established the centre to covers the northern states.

Part of NICTIB 2 is this is this tier 4 Data Storage Center in Kano. We have another in the southern part of the country in addition with other one in Abuja.

Also speaking Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar, MD/ CEO Galaxy Backbone Limited said the Centre both Public and private Institutions will benefit the Data Centre in terms of ICT Services such as nationalising email platforms services, data services among other ict services for citizens.

“Its absolutely significance especially now we are in the fourth industrial revolution, everything is moving towards ICT based”.

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