Three final year students of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) – Ayodele Adeyemo (Remote Sensing and GIS); Eyitemi Egbejule (Electrical Electronics Engineering); and Eyo Okon Eyo (Computer Science) have launched an Open Data Access Portal (NODA), making data in Nigeria available for Nigerians and the World, free of charge and without restrictions.
The NODA project was unveiled in Akure, Ondo State at an event graced by data experts including Seun Inigbinde of BudgIT, Nkechi Nkwuone from the School of Data and Oludotun Babayemi from Connected Development.
The portal includes data on all schools, hospitals, water point (boreholes), close to 98% of roads, all rivers and all settlements in Nigeria.
Also included on the platform are data from last year’s budget on Education, Health, Transportation, Government expenditure and Telecoms – MTN, Airtel and Globacom. The data will be available in the public domain, downloadable in Excel, XML and PDF formats.
The Nigeria Open Data Access portal was launched with the support of Connected Development, Open Data For Development and School of Data, and is now live at opendata.com.ng.