Anambra wins multiple technology awards at National Innovation and Digital Economy Council meeting

By Ejike Abana

Anambra State has received four prestigious technology awards for its commitment to digital development.

The awards were presented during the ICT peer review session at the 11th National Council on Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy (NCCIDE) meeting held in Kano.

At the helm of the meeting was the Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani and hosted by the Kano State Governor, Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf.

The state achieved the Overall Winner Best State in Digital Technology Development award for scoring the highest in all categories and showcasing its dedication to advancing its digital landscape.

Anambra also won the First Position, Best State in Digital Infrastructure Technology Development award and the First Runner-up in both e-Government Implementation and Digital Technology Human Capital Development.

The awards reflect the strategic vision and execution of Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo’s leadership.

Recieving the awards the Managing Director and CEO of Anambra State Information Communication Technology Agency, Mr Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, dedicated the awards to the team at ICT Agency and praised the Governor for creating the enabling environment as well as a vision which guides the Agency in line with the ‘Everything Technology, Technology Everywhere’ mantra.

Mr. Agbata who dedicated the awards to the team at ICT Agency, revealed that the dedication and hardwork to the Governor’s vision as well as co-operation and collaboration of the entire solution team, made the award possible.

“This achievement no doubt reflects our unwavering commitment to technological advancement and the transformative journey we are championing in Anambra State,” he added.

The awards during the official opening ceremony, followed the earlier recognition received during the ICT Peer Review session, where Anambra’s presentation made by Dr. Florence Idigo, a Director in the State ICT Agency, garnered enthusiastic applause and commendation from industry experts.

Anambra state’s impressive performance highlights its commitment to infrastructure, e-government, and human capital development.

It is also worthy of note that the state’s impressive outing at the annual event that brings together the federal government and state underscores its strategic vision and exemplary but detailed execution in the realms of infrastructure, e-government, and human capital development under the visionary leadership of Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR.