Tomiwa Idowu, one of the partners at Hudson & Idowu, has said that Lagos will become Africa’s technology hub by 2020, and he’s pushing the idea in a project called “Lagos Silicon Village”, which also includes the construction of a $44 million 23-floor architectural masterpiece in the Village. The building, according to him, will provide incubation services including training, mentorship from seasoned professionals in the technology industry and access to local and international venture capitalists.
He said, “The Silicon Village tech hub will be a geek haven of sorts, a place where techies, software developers, mobile and web programmers, government, tech companies, hackers and venture capitalists can converge to collectively create ground breaking mobile, web and software technologies that will solve social and tech-related problems around Africa, create job opportunities and secure Nigeria’s place in the global league of tech superpowers.”
“The era of Internet start-ups is likely to replace the era of mobile phone and computer technicians situated at Computer Village Ikeja.”
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