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Galaxy backbone to connect educational institutions

Galaxy Backbone,  Nigeria’s public sector ICT infrastructure & services company at the Lagos Higher Education Connectivity Project Seminar and Launch which held at the University of Lagos, affirmed its intention to fully connect Nigerian institutions through private and public partnerships.

The Seminar which was formally opened by Professor Charles Uwadia, President Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) & Director, University of Lagos Centre for Information Technology Systems (CITS) had in attendance Yusuf Z. Kazaure, Chief, Education, Development & States Services Group of Galaxy Backbone as well as other notable speakers from different spheres of the economy.

Speaking at the seminar, Yusuf Z Kazaure informed the participants of Galaxy Backbone’s precedents in the Nigerian ICT industry and its determination to create a platform where pervasive ICT solutions can be fully utilized by Nigeria’s burgeoning higher educational network.
 
Other speakers at the seminar include Dr Aminu  Ibrahim, Nigerian ICT Forum of Partnership Institutions, Professor Charles Uwadia, NCS and Director ,University of Lagos CITS, Mohammed Rudman CEO Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria, Owen Iyoha Director Datasphir solutions.

Adewale Adedokun Head NIS, ICT Directorate, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Speaking further, Kazaure debunked fears expressed by participants on Galaxy Backbone’s operational mandate assuring the audience that though Galaxy Backbone had been set up by the mandate of the Federal Government it is still as private sector oriented entity and as such had every desire to maintain and increase operational capacity within its target sectors.


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