Illorin innovation hub joins AfriLabs network

By Adewuyi Simeon


The first ICT and technology centre established by the Kwara State Government ‘Ilorin Innovation Hub’ has joined the Afrilabs Network which is the largest network of innovation hubs in Africa.

Kwara State Government made this known in a press release made available to newsmen.

The release stated that the Ilorin Innovation Hub has two main functions, which are to build technology skills capacity among the young people of Kwara State and to incubate local technology startups.

It adds that the functions go both go in line with the objectives of Afrilabs, which are to promote the creation of African made technology, capacity building, mentorship, networking and entrepreneurship.

According to the statement, “It is believe that as the Ilorin Innovation Hub commences it’s activities, this partnership will bring in not only more attention and opportunities to the new venture by the Kwara State Government, but will also create a network for collaboration via which our youth can grow and succeed in the technology space. Kwara youth will have access to broader sources of funding, remote work and jobs across the Afrilabs network.”

“We are also sure that the Ilorin Innovation Hub will be home to many events and programs within the Afrilabs network by the time construction of its modern permanent location, which is like no other in West Africa, is completed later this year.” It adds.

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