President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned North West Regional Office of Galaxy’s Backbone in Kano.
The Commander in Chief who was in Kano to inaugurate a number of projects was conducted round the multi million naira infrastructure by the minister of Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami alongside a number of cabinet ministers.
Speaking at the event, Isa Ali Pantami said the President has directed his Ministry to completed 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.
The Minister further said the the North West Tier Four Data Centre is the first ever in Africa, stressing that the centre has 99.999 percent reliability.
Mr. Pantami said “The President came here today to commissioned the project and it is one of great achievement of his administration in ICT.
The Minister explained that “The Data Centre is established under Galaxy Backbone Limited, which is the Federal Government owned Agency,”
He pointed out that the Centre is another plus for both the public and private sectors, stressing that” you cannot operate a knowledge based economy without the having where to keep the data.”
The Minister further maintained that the Kano Data Centre will help in security reliability and functionality.
According to the Minister, the Centre will go a long way to assist Nigeria to consolidate her Digital Economy, noting that the Centre will also support Nigeria to diversify economy as well as increasing Government revenue and job creation.
In a speech earlier, the Managing Director of the Galaxy Backbone Limited Muhammad Bello Abubakar said the Kano Data Centre will contribute in toe growth of NatNation’sP.
He said the Centre would provide enabling environment for ease of doing business.