Plans are on the way for the Lagos State Government to transform the Sabo Industrial Estate in Yaba into a technology hub.

According to the State’s Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Hakeem Fahm said: the hub would be ready in 18 months adding that the transformation meant that a new set of entrepreneurs and innovators would be raised to address the challenges confronting the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

His words: “What we plan is a congregation of technology entrepreneurs and support service providers to serve as the platform for the conceptualisation, germination and penetration of Information Technology (IT) service to the state and Nigeria as a whole.’’

According to the commissioner, the government has set up a committee to work on the design and framework of the technology hub.

“The hub will create an enabling environment for youths to showcase their talents, being future technology leaders.

“With the burgeoning youth population facing growing employment challenges, Lagos State saw the need to embrace software development and key into vast opportunities available therein.

If the government comes through with this, it will be of great support for the startups that are located in the Sabo-Yaba axis.