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Soludo Unveils Solution Innovation District As Anambra Youths Embrace The Digital Economy Trend


Aug 2, 2023

The Solution Innovation District, situated at De Destination Hub in Awka, has been officially inaugurated by Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Charles Soludo.

Designed as a comprehensive resource for the youth, the Innovation District will serve as a one-stop center for services and innovation.

It aims to offer training, incubation facilities, and high-speed internet access, all with a reliable power supply.

During the commissioning ceremony, Governor Soludo extended his congratulations to the 20,000 Anambra youths who recently completed the initial training program of the Solution Innovation District. These young individuals have acquired various digital skills through online learning.

The Governor expressed gratitude to Microsoft and the Wootlab Foundation for their partnership with the state government, which played a crucial role in bringing this visionary project to life.

He also disclosed that the present Government House will eventually transform into the permanent site for the Solution Innovation District, once he relocates to the ongoing new government house presently under construction.

The establishment of the district underscores the state government’s unwavering dedication to nurturing and empowering the youth of Anambra, ensuring their development and progress in the ever-changing world of technology and innovation.

“The world may be going east or west, but Nigeria must go through necessary disruptive changes. The removal of subsidy and floating of exchange rate are just some of these changes. It is quite auspicious that we are opening this district at this critical time.

“Our greatest resource is our human capital, and we want to mine it to its infinite elasticity. Only those who can see tomorrow. Only those who plan and work towards it, can control the future. I ask our youths to look up to opportunities in these ongoing disruptive changes.

“In a digital age, human capital appreciates with continuous usage. We must keep on innovating and acquiring multiple scalable skills to control the future.

“We want the youths and children of ndi Anambra to be prepared for this future. Invention, innovation, and technology,” Governor Soludo said.

“We must focus on tomorrow. The old order is gone, so let’s not cry to bring it back. We are empowering and training our youths to control the future and become champions of the world.

“Technology is our mantra. We want to get technology to become our culture. Everything technology and technology everywhere!

“The 0.01 criminals that cause nuisance in our society cannot define us. They are completely insignificant,” Soludo emphasized.

Earlier, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Innovation and Business Incubation, Ms. Chinwe Okoli, expressed her gratitude to the Governor for his unwavering commitment in realizing the vision, which she emphasized was remarkably timely.

The Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Patrick Agha Mba, and Mr. Christian Udechukwu, the Commissioner for Industry, both acknowledged that the district’s efforts align perfectly with Governor Soludo’s dedication to empowering the youth of Anambra.

The “Level Up Anambra” digital training’s most deserving beneficiaries were awarded laptops in recognition of their outstanding performance.

The event was graced by several dignitaries, including Rt. Hon. Somtochukwu Udeze, the Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Barr. Theodora Okwy Igwegbe, Head of Service, Hon Chinedu Nwoye (Glamour), the Chief Protocol Officer, as well as other members of the Anambra State Executive Council, Anambra State House of Assembly, and Transition Committee Chairmen.

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