Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, in Oyo State, has become one of the beneficiaries of IHS towers’ benevolence, as it has opened an Innovation Hub at the tertiary institution. IHS Towers is an independent operator and developer of shared telecommunications infrastructure.
The innovation hub, built and equipped by IHS Nigeria, will initially impact over 3000 people with a year-on-year (YoY) increase. Designed to provide cutting-edge digital and technological equipment, the hub will enhance experiential learning in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, autotronics, robotics, digital marketing and blockchain. The innovation hub will develop existing ICT expertise through the provision of training, innovations, and an enabling environment.
Mohamad Darwish, chief Executive Officer for IHS Nigeria, while commenting on the project reiterated the company’s commitment to creating a better future for Nigerian youths using technology as a catalyst.
“The importance of technology innovation hubs cannot be overstated. It’s a quick way to create jobs and bridge the gap between the developed and developing world. We urge members of the university community to use the opportunity of the hub to its maximum potential,” he stated.
This initiative lends credence to IHS Towers’ commitment to developing the information technology space for Nigerian youths.
Darwish further commended the Oyo State government for its commitment to growing the ICT sector. “The Oyo State Government’s partnership in facilitating the creation of the LAUTECH Innovation Hub is highly commendable; this will no doubt contribute optimally to the economic development of the state and country,” he said.
The hub is equipped with 120 cutting-edge technology machines for robotics, AI, Data Science, and machine learning. The hub also has an exhibition hall, auto and mini engineering workshop, research laboratory, electronics lab, robotics lab, lecture rooms, server room and administrative offices.