NITDA Moves to Reposition Nigeria as Africa’s Tech Hotspot

  • to resolve gaps, Challenges in start-up ecosystem space on Thursday 27

By Mohammed Mohammed

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will on Thursday 27 open up conversation with Nigerians across sectors and ages on virtual innovation ecosystem engagement with the view to consolidating on the trajectory of Nigeria’s digital economy.

According to Mrs. Hadiza Umar, the agency’s Spokesperson, in a statement made available to EXTRAORDINAIREPEOPLE, she said the program is themed: “Fostering Collaboration: NITDA engages Nigerian Startup Ecosystem.”

This program is aimed at nurturing collaboration between the agency and the startup ecosystem in order to fully harness the potential of the digital economy, she said.

Umar, added that the agency will be interacting and listening to active startup ecosystem players with a view to discussing existing gaps and challenges in the ecosystem, adding that it is hoped that such collaboration will assist the ecosystem in countering most of the identified challenges through the intervention of NITDA’s developmental regulatory powers.

She said: “As the prime agency for e-government implementation, Internet governance and overall IT development in Nigeria, NITDA is poised to actualize its mandate through strategic and inclusive stakeholder management, local and international partnership and efficient utilization of resources in the interest of Nigeria.

“It is in view of the importance and enormous potential of the Nigerian innovation ecosystem, to grow the Nigerian digital economy and strategically position the country as the tech innovation hotspot of Africa, that NITDA has unveiled its Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP) 2021-2024, with Pillar 4 having a special focus on Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

NITDA is poised to actualise the objectives of this SRAP Pillar through strategic and inclusive stakeholder management, local and international partnership and efficient utilization of resources in the interest of Nigeria. 

“NITDA will continue to execute programmes and initiatives to build a vibrant innovation ecosystem for economic growth and prosperity.

“Interested participants are required to register through this link. http://nitda.ink/NITDA-NIEE . The programme starts at 11a.m and ends at 1p.m.”

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