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Sule performs ground breaking of N30 bn Nasarawa Technology Village

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By Aluta News

Jan. 13, 2022

Gov. Abudullahi Sule on Thursday performed the ground breaking of Nasarawa Technology Village, Aso Pada, Karu Local Government Area of the state.

The N30 billion project which comprised of 1,962 housing units estate, technology hub and other facilities is being executed in collaboration with an indigenous firm, ABS Blueprint Consortium, under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.

Sule said the project was in line with his administration’s development roadmap in the area of housing, technology, employment and industrialisation.

He expressed delight with the project fully funded by the private partners and promised to monitor it to ensure effective execution.

The governor said that the state government would galvanise investors to construct a dedicated link road to the estate, away from the usual gridlock in the area.

Mr Mohammed Yamusa, Managing Director, ABS Blueprint Consortium said that the 1,962 units Technology Village would comprise of 668 units of one bedroom flats, 558 units of two bedroom flats, 376 units of two bedroom terrace bungalow and 360 units of three bedroom bungalow.

According to Yamusa, the village will have a technology hub with offices for local and international IT companies for training of more than 2,000 students annually as software engineers.

He said that the software engineers would be helped to outsource jobs globally that could earn them as high as 3,000 dollars monthly.

He further said that other features of the technology hub include ICT campus with shared virtual workspaces and an estate-wide Broadband coverage through fibre optic cabling.

The managing director noted that the village would also have 5MW independent gas power plant, primary and secondary school, health clinic, fire station, police post and shopping centre.

He said that the housing component of the project alone was N22 billion while the other features, including the independent power plant would gulp about N8 billion.

He assured the government and people of Nasarawa state to deliver on the project.

In his remarks, Mr Ibrahim Abudullahi, Managing Director, Nasarawa State Investment Development Agency (NASIDA) said that Sule had so far attracted over 500 million dollars investment to the state across different sectors.

Abdullahi said the development of the Nasarawa Technology Village was in furtherance of the governor’s vision as encapsulated in the Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy (NEDS) document.

“The goal is to leverage the proximity of the state to the Federal Capital Territory to create different technology clusters and to develop a technology-driven economy,’’ he said.

The NASIDA boss added there was a deliberate effort to make the state a top investment destination not only in the country but in Africa.

NAN