Anambra State Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Agency now has approved Wikipedia page.
Findings by Techeconomy shows the page on the World’s free encyclopedia was approved earlier in August 2023.
The Agency is driven by the ‘Everything Technology and Technology Everywhere’ vision of Professor, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the Governor.
This is a sure step towards the Agency’s solid footing towards Anambra becoming a technology-driven State in Nigeria.
Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, which contains credible information on all branches of knowledge, has since its creation on January 15, 2001, grown into the world’s largest reference website, attracting over a billion visitors monthly.
Wikipedia currently has more than sixty-one million articles in more than 300 languages, including 6,694,024 articles in English with 115,680 active contributors in the past month.
A major benefit of the launch of the state ICT Agency on such widely-acclaimed platform, enabled by the guidance of the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, through the Wikimedia Anambra Network, is that it supports Mr Governor’s efforts to open Anambra to the world for the positive reasons!
By launching on Wikipedia, the ICT Agency led by Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA) as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, is marketing Anambra State on a global scale and opening opportunities for collaboration and partnerships beyond the shores of Nigeria. These can in turn yield in limitless gains for Anambra people.
The step speaks to the credibility and integrity of Agency, as well as offers visibility and recognition, beyond the shores of Nigeria. It also goes further to assert Anambra as a state that is ‘tech-compliant’, especially when the State ICT policy developed by the Agency is given an Executive backing.