The Yobe State Government has launched the Integrated Wireless Telephone and Internet Access project based on the cutting edge 'World Interoperability for Microwave Access' (WiMAX) technology.
Yobe State is the first government to deploy WiMAX technology in Nigeria. The project has also received an operating licence from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The Yobe State Government is also talking with the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to facilitate a massive e-learning human capacity building drive in the state. The Yobe State Government has also commissioned a 50 PCs resource centre. In addition to this, over 100 civil servants in the government are undergoing technology and related training in the UK, Ghana and the Administrative Staff College (ASCON) in Lagos, Nigeria. The state government will also facilitate the acquisition of laptop with spread out payments and at 30 percent discount for certain categories of civil servants.