The American and Anambra State governments are strategizing to advance Anambra technologically.
This was the thrust of the discussion when the Governor of Anambra, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo met with the US Consul-General, William Stevens, together with other leaders in Lagos.
The meeting also provided an opportunity to enhance strategic partnerships for economic development and the exchange of technologies, fostering shared prosperity between Anambra State, its tech companies, and their counterparts in the United States.
The Anambra delegation seized the opportunity to present the state’s tech developmental strides as well as the strategic plan of the government to build an Anambra where the tech ecosystem thrives.
While highlighting the key initiatives driving tech revolutions within the state, Special Adviser to the Anambra government on ICT, Chukwuemeka Agbata, underscored the Governor’s commitment to establishing Anambra as a thriving hub for digital transformation and innovation.
The US high-tech companies participating in the discussions expressed eagerness to support Anambra State in diverse capacities, one of which include: Robust support for the State’s Digital Health and Education Transformation initiatives pledged by Amazon Web Services and technical support and offer of substantial discounts for future devices purchased in the state by Dell and HP.
Meta also pledged to deepen their collaboration in Anambra through partners such as IGHub and Fate Foundation, while Google expressed enthusiasm to pilot several initiatives and explore opportunities to enhance the digital presence of SMEs in Anambra, thereby contributing to increased digital footprints.