The first fibre optic cable manufacturing factory in West Africa and the fifth in Africa has been inaugurated in Ogun state.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, who spoke at the inauguration of the Coleman Wire and Cable Fibre Optic Company, said that the factory would further boost his administration’s innovation and development of its digital economy infrastructure.
The factory is located at Arepo in Ogun.
The governor expressed delight that the pioneer factory would equally boost advancement in teaching and learning processes in academic institutions across the state.
“The manufacture of fibre optic cables locally will aid the deployment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in different sectors of the economy.
“It will boost tech innovation, advancement in teaching and learning processes in our academic institutions, improve medical care, improve ease and access to data information and enhance internet connection.
“This will no doubt be a boost to our administration’s innovation of digital economy infrastructure,” the governor said.
Abiodun said that his administration’s commitment toward building a technologically advanced state had won it awards in the area of ICT and digital economy by the Federal Ministry of Communication, Business Day Newspaper in 2019, Daily Independent Newspaper and Daily Times in 2021.