The Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 2) has remained the catalyst as the Technology City, which he has diligently planned and facilitated is designed to make Nigeria a leader in ICT, create millions of jobs, promote tourism, thereby boosting the country’s economy and fast tracking its technological development.
This view was disclosed recently by the representative of SprintPort Technological Group, Dickson Yemi Oluwasegun, a Nigerian born American with over 20 years history in ICT.
According to this tech guru, ‘‘The Technology City is going to be everything technology integrated into the system, whereby the project is building itself. It is going to be an open and transparent environment so that people can feel safe and encouraged. It is also going to be an affordable living environment and it is not for the elite,’’
Meanwhile, the landscape of ancient city, Ile-ife is already experiencing a major change as the tourism zone, declared early in the year by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 2) is already yielding harvests.
It is note-worthy that the Ooni of Ife’s visit to America in June set the stage for social, economic, technological development of Ile-Ife as the city is set to welcome a mega project which will raise the bar of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector in Nigeria.
The energetic Ooni Ogunwusi, who personally facilitated a $1.4 billion Technology City project in Ile – Ife, Osun State has therefore become an harbinger of progress and development.
In this instance he has brought renowned US – based business groups, SprintPort Technological Group and Image Consulting to partner with the house of Oduduwa, the Ooni of Ife, on the building of the technology, media and agriculture city in Ile – Ife with the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) signed and the land for the project released.