Nigerian in Diaspora calls for establishment of Cyber City

The National Co-Director of National African Business Association, Akindele Akinyemi has called for the establishment of Cyber City in Inkster, a city  in Wayne County, Michigan, United States.

The 2010 census  puts the population of Inkster at 25,369. Majority of its people are African American. It became a city in 1964.

Akinyemi in an interview with Green Savannah Diplomatic Cable said that a Cyber City concept would fuel economic and urban infrastructure  between spending and consumption stressing that it will also lead to regional integration.

In his words ‘’ a Cyber City concept  will fuel our economic urban infrastructure between spending and consumption, between domestic and foreign demand, between financial innovation and technological innovation, between rapid growth and sustainable development and between globalization and regional integration.”

He explains further that a Cyber City would diversify the population ‘’and make education, trade and skills a top priority in our respective communities.

Akinyemi maintains that local communities in Michigan have to move into the global market if they have to survive.

According to him, the State of Michigan  should follow the State of Maryland’s lead  on the Cyber Security Investment Incentives Tax Credit (CIITC)

‘’ This program in Maryland provides refundable income tax credit  to Qualified  Maryland Cybersecurity Companies (QMCCs) that secure investment from investors. The purpose  of this new program is to incentivize and attract cybesecurity companies to startup in or move to Maryland” he said