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Anambra Bags Multiple Technology Awards at National Level



Anambra State has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, securing incredible four prestigious awards during the ICT peer review session at the 11th National Council on Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy (NCCIDE) meeting held in Kano.

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

The vision of the administration of Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State is to build a liveable and prosperous Smart Mega City and while massively leveraging technology and digital innovation towards achieving the vision.

Per a statement on Friday, the State described the awards as a testament to its commitment to excellence, innovation and progress in the digital realm.

Honours and Recognitions

The first honour is Overall Winner Best State in Digital Technology Development where Anambra State stood tall as the undisputed overall winner, scoring the highest number of points in all categories, showcasing its comprehensive dedication to advancing the state in the digital landscape.

This award was presented to the managing director and chief executive officer of Anambra State ICT Agency, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA) by the Kano State Governor.

The second recognition is First Position Best State in Digital Infrastructure Technology Development. Under this category, Anambra State was recognized as the leading state in ICT infrastructure development, following the full implementation of the Zero Right Of Way (RoW) policy, implementation of an Internet Exchange Point; all emphasizing the state’s commitment to building a robust foundation for the prosperity of its people, using Technology. This award was presented by the Minister of CIDE, Dr. Bosun Tijani.

The state also emerged First Runner-up in e-Government Implementation, highlighting the state’s effective use of technology in governance. The award was presented by the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi.

Lastly, the state bagged First Runner-up in Digital Technology Human Capital Development. According to the NCCIDE, the award reinforces the state’s commitment to building a digitally-skilled and knowledgeable workforce and society in general. The final award was presented by the Kano State, Commissioner for Science, Technology and Innovation, Alhaji Mohammed Othman.

It is noteworthy that Anambra’s 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 Soludo.


Receiving the awards on behalf of Mr. Governor, MD/CEO of Anambra State ICT Agency, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, expressed profound appreciation to Mr. Governor for creating the enabling environment and a vision which guides the Agency in line with the ‘Everything Technology, Technology Everywhere’ mantra.

Mr Agbata also dedicated the awards not only to the team at ICT Agency but to the co-operation and collaboration of the entire solution team for their hard work and dedication to Mr. Governor’s vision.

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

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