Google Map will Help Tourism in Nigeria

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture made it known at the Launch of Economic Value of Geospatial Services in Nigeria on Friday in Abuja. He said the use of digital technology particularly for mapping will boost tourism in the country.

He said; “As we look to make Nigeria a major tourism destination in Africa, technologies such as Google maps, but more specifically Street View put forward by Google will become increasingly important on that front. We hope to see even more value as increasing numbers of people use tools like Google Street view to explore Nigeria.”

The minister stated that “We know this because we have seen the impact that street view has had in destinations around Africa. In South Africa, for instance, people can take a guided tour of Robben Island, the prison which held Nelson Mandela and many other South African freedom fighters during apartheid.

“In Kenya, meanwhile, users can take virtual treks through some of the country’s most famous game reserves. And in Tanzania, people can get up close and personal with the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, thanks to a partnership between Google and the Jane Goodall foundation.

He commended the initiative by Google that made searching for locations and gets real-time directions easier and more convenient for people. He said;”We look forward to growing this fruitful relationship for the past five years and what the next years will bring from Google.”
Source: Vanguardngr.com

Lautech Host An Hackathon

Youth Art Initiative is organizing a community hackathon aimed at creating solutions to community problems in the area of Agriculture, Education, and Health. The hackathon event will host students from South West Institutions and give them the opportunity to interact, network and proffer solutions together within 3days (10th-12th Nov. 2017).

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Edo Governor Seek ICT Use In Governance

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called on all government agencies and organizations to aggressively take the advantage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for effective and efficient service to the populace in terms of governance.

The governor made this known while commemorating with the world on the World Development Information Day and the United Nations Day, marked on October 24 of every year.

World Development Information Day is part of the United Nations General Assembly decision to draw the attention of world public-opinion each year to development problems and the necessity of strengthening international cooperation to solve them.

Obaseki said, “Information and Communication technologies are a gift to relish in the light of the huge impact they are having on social and economic transactions among people and nations.”

He further stated that “with the celebration of World Development Information Day and the United Nations day on October 24, key players in the ICT sector should consider how ICT can also be used to foster world peace.”

He challenged ICT experts to urgently come up with application solutions that can help our society in tackling various problems such as health, education, governance etc.

Source: Vanguardngr.com