The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, commissioned state-of-the-art Abuja Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab 1.0) situated at National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR).
This is in its commitment to carry out President Muhammadu Buhari directives to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), to transform Nigeria into a leading global digital economy through innovation-driven entrepreneurship (IDE).
FabLab is a small-scale digital fabrication workshop equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make almost anything.
“The lab is registered under the Fab Foundation – a global organization that facilitates and supports the growth of international FabLab network as well as development of regional capacity-building organization.
“The digital fabrication laboratory will always be opened for Nigerian innovators and will serve as a space for digital creators, makers and inventors to bring their ideas to fruition.
“NITDA is encouraging digital innovators and makers from the tech ecosystem to come and use this facility to drive their ideas from inception to impact,” the agency said.