LCCI Donates 3D printers to Lagos tertiary institutions
Leye Abiola and Modupe Shodeinde
The Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industries (LCCI) as part of its contributions to bringing modern technology closer to tertiary institutions in Lagos has recently donated 3D printers to 4 schools in the state.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony which held at the Commerce House, Victoria Island on Wednesday, the President of LCCI, Mrs. Toki Mabogunje said that the gesture was motivated out of a rising need to promote teaching and professional learning for tertiary school students.
She added that the future of Nigeria’s huge youth population would benefit from more investors in the education sector such as the LCCI had just done.
The beneficiaries of the 3D printing technology include, University of Lagos, Lagos State University, Lagos State Polytechnic and Yaba College of Technology.
The Director, Quality Assurance and SERVICOM Unit, UNILAG, Prof. Grace Otinwa, while receiving the printer on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor appreciated LCCI for the donation, adding that such revolutionary technology was essential to the technological development of the nation.
Prof. Otinwa who was assisted by the Director, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Information Technology (IT) Hub, UNILAG, Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa, further challenged stakeholders across all spheres to harness the potentials of 3D technology in mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.