The official launch and unveiling of "Visual Data Platfrom" took place on 18th December 2014 at the University of Ilorin and Dr. O.V. Mejabi was the Chairperson at the occasion.
"Visual Data Platform" is a product of Visual Data Nigeria, a project emanating from the winning team of the Unilorin ODDC Hackathon event which took place on February 22nd 2014. The Leader of Visual Data Nigeria, Mr. Lai Bello, told participants at the launch that the project brand was started with the prize money (less than USD 200) they won from coming first at the hackathon and that additional support that led to the launch of the "Visual Data Platform" has been provided by Transparency International and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
Dr. Mejabi also made a presentation titled: Open Data for Development (uploaded).