He said that his vision to open the university was predicated upon his findings that most Nigerian ICT related graduates lacked skills.The minister said that the availability of infrastructure at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) among others were the reasons for the establishment of the university.
He therefore urged the HP to develop a business model by creating areas of entrepreneurship which would ensure that graduates of the university would become self employed.Shittu advised the management to send in its proposals for consideration and a possible signing of an agreement soon.
Chukwuma Okpaka, managing director of HP Nigeria said that the visit was to intimate the minister of the company’s willingness to collaborate on ICT capacity development. He said that the organisation was ready to venture into content and ICT infrastructure roadmap development.
He promised that there would be special discount to the ministry on purchases of HP products and services. HP is a multinational information technology corporation with the headquarters in Palo Alto, California, U.S.