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Buhari builds Nigeria’s tier-4 Data Centre in Kano



Communications and Digital Economy Minister Isa Pantami has said that the Federal Government Data Center in Kano state would be ready by the first quarter of 2022.

Pantami, who did this while inspecting the hub on Saturday in Kano, said the hub has a memory capacity of 41 terabytes, while its storage capacity is about 2.2 bytes on sale.

He said that the project was being implemented by the Galaxy company, under the supervision of his ministry.

The minister said the center was being built to provide more storage facilities for the country’s public and private sectors.

“I am here to inspect the work, observe its quality and also the specifications previously agreed by the Federal Government with the contractor to guarantee the standards.

“I am very impressed with the quality of work being done here, the power supply and the safety of the area.

“The government has its main data center in Abuja, another one in the south, which is a backup, and this is another one in the northwest.

“What is more important is that the one in Abuja and the other one were established some years ago. But this center here is higher because it’s a tier four data center.

“The one we have in Abuja is a tier three data center. So this is an upgrade to the existing data centers that we have in the country,” he said.

According to the contractor, the center will be ready by February, while other structures such as offices will be ready by March.

“Our plan is to ensure that by the first quarter of 2022 this project is ready for its inauguration,” he said.


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