Technological utilisation has been described as a veritable development that is reshaping the lives of the modern man for entrepreneurship and creative innovations.
Speaking at the FUTUREHACK Southwest programme at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN said effective solutions, ideas and innovations are inherent in technology, for the purpose of addressing challenges of poverty, job creation and sustainable development.
The programme organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA and facilitated by the Office of ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship, OIIE, centered on education challenges; e-education innovations, was the fourth edition of FUTUREHACK.
The governor represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale, said in view of the fact his administration has since inception placed high premium on values of technology, the state owned schools at all levels from primary, secondary to tertiary institutions have integrated technology education into their curricula.
While commending the choice of FUTA for the event in Southwest Nigeria, Governor Akeredolu believed the platform would help energise the creativity of students at developing unique solutions for education sector reforms.
Arakunrin Akeredolu implored student designers, developers and young innovators to leverage on the knowledge acquired through FUTUREHACK to move to greater heights.
In her welcome address, the National Coordinator, Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship, OIIE, Dr Amina Sambo-Magaji said through technology innovations students in universities across the country are becoming ICT entrepreneurs and innovators.
She commended the tripartite arrangement between the Ondo State Government, Federal University of Technology, Akure and the Private Sector on the development of Akure TECH HUB which she said was worthy of emulation by states of the federation.
Also the Director General National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi said students and the unemployed young people should leverage on technological utilisations mainstreamed into FUTUREHACK .
The DG who was represented by a Director in NITDA, Mr Olayinka Adejube lauded the Ondo State Government for its commitments to technological education and more importantly for the initiative of the state on Akure TECH-HUB which according to him was facilitating human capital development.
Earlier, in his Goodwill Message the Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Innovation and Partnership, Mr Joel Ogunsola appreciated the choice of Ondo State for the Fourth edition of FUTUREHACK.
He used the occasion to showcase the credible outcomes from the State Government’s investment on Akure TECH HUB which according him has made its Startups worthy entrepreneurs.