THE Lagos State government on Thursday said it has voted N250million for its agency for speeding up innovation, the Lagos State Science, Reasearh and Innovation Council (LASRIC) for use by innovators in the state.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who spoke while declaring open, Art of Technology Lagos 1.0 at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, also said the state government will build metropolitan fibre optic cables to deepen broadband penetration in the state.
He said the government is committed to the re-ignition of LASRIC which is responsible for the management of the science research and innovation fund. He said: “This fund is primarily tasked with investment in research and development in science and technology across different thematic areas in the state. From Artificial Intelligenc (AI) to robotics, to health informatics and green energy. LASRIC will direct funds to solve issues of national significance through science and technology research.”
The governor said…