FG to Launch 1.4 Petrabytes Capacity Data Centre before May 29

The Federal Government is preparing to inaugurate a cutting-edge data center with a storage capacity of up to 1.4 petabytes before May 29, 2024. This facility will securely store a wide array of vital national information, including citizens’ biometric data.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, during a meeting with a delegation from the National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI), led by its President, Chief Rowland Ndukuba, at his office in Abuja on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Dr. Tunji-Ojo emphasized the necessity of adopting technology and innovation to address modern challenges with advanced, efficient solutions. He highlighted that incorporating state-of-the-art technology would significantly enhance efficiency and accountability in national operations.

In response to NUNAI’s requests for intervention, collaboration, and the establishment of passport front offices, Dr. Tunji-Ojo assured that these requests would be carefully reviewed and that relevant updates would be provided in due course.

The Minister also stressed that the Federal Government would not tolerate illegal migration and warned that Nigerians attempting to emigrate unlawfully would face consequences.

Dr. Tunji-Ojo reassured the NUNAI delegation that the well-being of Nigerians in Italy is a priority, and the Ministry of Interior would seek collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support stranded Nigerians abroad.

Earlier, Chief Rowland Ndukuba, President of NUNAI, expressed gratitude for the Ministry’s efforts to address the issues faced by Nigerians in Italy. He encouraged the Minister and the Ministry to continue their collaborative efforts to assist stranded Nigerians in Italy.

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