According to Governor Ajimobi, in all professions, ICT holds the longest value chain
Governor Abiola Ajimobi has described ICT as the holder of the longest value chain in all profession. According to him, the world’s richest individuals are engaging in ICT. He made this revelation last Friday at the inauguration of an ICT data and service center donated to the Oyo State College of Health Science and Technology in Ibadan, the center is reportedly worth N300 million.
“ICT holds the longest value-chain in all profession. The richest people today across the world engage in ICT activities. The illiterates of today are not those who cannot read and write, but those who don’t have knowledge of ICT,” Ajimobi said. He added that “Nigerians are very intelligent people and professionals, but they lack the right attitude to work.”
The center is the project of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) with the support of Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF).
Ajimobi, while inaugurating the project said that the ICT centre would contribute immensely to human capital development in the state and Nigeria by extension. The governor said that the centre was very essential, adding that it would provide the people the intellectual leverage required in all human endeavours.
He advised the students of the school to make good use of the opportunity availed them by the centre, adding that the state government had upgraded the school into a college.
Ajimobi admonished the students to be more committed to their studies, saying that the only reward “is to appreciate the opportunities and the success that comes with it.”
Prof Temitope Alonge, the Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH), who also spoke at the inauguration, said that the hospital would continue to give its support to develop the centre.
He said that the ICT centre would help it to facilitate lectures to the students from UCH, and support telemedicine and teleconferencing.
Mr Siji Ganiyu, the Provost of the institution, promised that the ICT centre would be efficiently and effectively managed to fulfill its purpose.