The first ever full-fledged university embedded technology community in West Africa called ‘Roar Nigeria Hub’ has opened at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
The private sector driven initiative by two engineering graduates of the university, Charles Emembolu and Okechi Igwebuike is located on the school’s Nsukka campus which is within an hour drive from the Enugu capital city.
“The hub is on a mission to produce the next generation of entrepreneurs by providing an enabling environment, support systems and relevant skills to succeed with technology entrepreneurship across the South-East region while impacting the Information Technology ecosystem in Nigeria,” The initiators told reporters on Monday.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, confirmed the hub on Monday, saying that he had always wanted to create an ecosystem that would fuel unprecedented technology growth in Africa.
He said, “However, we shall be having a public introduction of the Roar Nigeria on April 26, 2017 at the hub on University of Nigeria, Nsukka campus.”
Confirming the establishment of the Hub, Emem Seudieu, the University Advancement Centre Executive, said that Roar Nigeria Hub is a community that provides professional support to technology enabled startups, researchers, entrepreneurs and SME’s.
“Their programs are designed to develop a new generation of innovators and creators that will provide local technology based solutions with a global perspective. The Hub is destined to be a hotbed of ideas, invention and market induced solutions created with the concept of a triple helix; an interaction between Academia, Industry and Government” She said.