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Digital Economy: NITDA To Engage Nigerian Innovation Ecosystem

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is set to engage the Nigerian innovation ecosystem to fully harness the potential of the digital economy. 

A statement by NITDA’s head, corporate affairs and external relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, said the virtual innovation ecosystem engagement with the theme “Fostering Collaboration: NITDA engages Nigerian Startup Ecosystem” slated for January 27, 2022, aims to nurture collaborations between the agency and the start-up ecosystem to fully harness the potential of the digital economy.

It said the agency will interact and listen to active startup ecosystem players, to discuss existing gaps and challenges in the ecosystem. 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.

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

“It is because 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 focusing 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 utilisation 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.”

The statement further called on interested parties to register with the link http://nitda.ink/NITDA-NIEE  for the programme which starts at 11a.m and ends at 1p.m.

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