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Final Year FUTA students launch Open Data portal for Nigeria

July 11, 2015 · 1 min read
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Three Final Year students of the Federal University of Technology Akure are launching a Nigeria Open Data Access (NODA) portal, with the support of Connected Development, Open Data for Development and School of Data.

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L-R: Ayodele Adeyemo (Remote Sensing and GIS); Eyitemi Egbejule (Electrical Electronics Engineering); Eyo Okon Eyo (Computer Science).

The NODA project will be unveiled today at a launch event in Akure which will be graced by local data experts including BudgIT’s Seun Onigbinde,  Nkechi Nkwuone from the School of Data and Oludotun Babayemi from Connected Development.

The Nigeria Open Data Access is a platform for making data in Nigeria available for Nigerians and the World, free of charge and without any restriction. The data will be available in the public domain, downloadable in Excel, XML and PDF formats.

The portal will be launched with data on:

  • All the schools in Nigeria
  • All the hospitals in Nigeria
  • All water point (boreholes) in Nigeria
  • Close to 98% of the roads in Nigeria
  • All rivers in Nigeria
  • All settlements in Nigeria

Also included on the platform are data from last year’s budget concerning Education, Health,  Transportation,  Government expenditure and Telecoms –  MTN, Airtel and Globalcomm, excluding Etisalat.

The Nigeria Open Data Access portal is now live at opendata.com.ng

Adewale Yusuf

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Co-founder & Publisher of Techpoint.africa. Interested in: Technology | Media | Startup | Education | Africa. Twitter: @AdewaleYusuf_

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