West African data centre services provider MainOne has announced plans to start construction on a new data centre in Ogun State.
The facility is going to be located at the Flowergate Industrial Park, Sagamu, and serve as a backup for businesses in Lagos.
The investment in Ogun State was made during a recent courtesy visit of the company’s Board and Management to the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his cabinet, the company’s Chairman, Fola Adeola.
Adeola said: “Given its market and reputation as haven for manufacturing and other enterprises, growth potential, investment-friendly disposition and proximity to Lagos State, Ogun State has the potential to become one of the major hubs of industrialisation in Nigeria.
“Technology has a major role to play in that evolution. The focus of the state government on infrastructural development is a welcome development, and technology will be critical to achieve the full potential for economic development.”
Also commenting, Amosun said that his administration believes that infrastructure development is a vital component for Ogun State’s economic growth.
Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne, said: “As a pioneering broadband company in Nigeria, we are excited to partner with Ogun State by creating in Sagamu a technology hub, capable of attracting local and international technology companies to do business in the state.
“This is similar to what we have achieved in Lagos, where we transformed the Yaba area into Nigeria’s undisputed ‘Silicon Valley’ that is now attracting international attention and investments.
“Yaba is home to a significant number of Nigeria’s tech hubs and start up community and has created thousands of direct jobs and tens of thousands of indirect jobs, by stimulation of the ISP, eCommerce and ICT sectors.”