FG SET TO LAUNCH STATE-OF-THE-ART DATA CENTRE

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The Federal Government is set to launch a state-of-the-art data centre capable of storing up to 1.4 petabytes of data before 29 May 2024. This data centre will house a comprehensive range of critical national information, including citizens' bio-data.

The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo made this announcement during a meeting with the delegation of the National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI) led by its President, Chief Rowland Ndukuba at his office in Abuja on Monday, 20 May 2024.

Emphasising the importance of embracing technology and innovation, the Minister stressed that modern challenges require novel, cutting-edge technological solutions. He added that integrating advanced technology would enhance efficiency and accountability across national operations.

In response to the requests of NUNAI for intervention, collaboration, and the establishment of passport front offices, Dr. Tunji-Ojo assured that these requests would be carefully reviewed and that appropriate information would be communicated in due course.

Furthermore, the Minister made it clear that the Federal Government would not condone illegal migration and that Nigerians attempting to emigrate through unlawful means will face the consequences of their actions.

Dr. Tunji-Ojo also assured the NUNAI delegation that the well-being of Nigerians in Italy is a priority and that the Ministry of Interior will explore collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support stranded Nigerians abroad.

Earlier, the President of NUNAI, Chief Rowland Ndukuba, expressed gratitude fo the Ministry's efforts in addressing the challenges faced by Nigerians in Italy. He urged the Minister and the Ministry to continue collaborative efforts to assist stranded Nigerians in Italy.

Ozoya Imohimi
Director, (Press & Public Relations)

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