The Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani, says despite the current economic challenges, Nigeria remains Africa’s top destination for tech investment.
He stated this in Abuja, at the ongoing Digital Nigeria conference, organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA).
Dr. Bosun Tijani said out of the $5 million invested in tech startups in Africa, about 20% are within the nation’s tech startup.
The development according to the minister, underscore the strong attraction for foreign investors.
The Director General of NITDA, Mr Kashifu Inuwa pointed out that given the abundant talents of the Nigerians youths in the tech world, the nation can compete favourably with other countries of the world.
Mr Inuwa observed that the theme for the 2023 conference was chosen to promote the employability of millions of young people in the country’s evolving digital economy.
The Vice President Technology and Digital Cluster, Dubai World Trade Centre, Bilal Al-Rais appreciated the role of regulators in accelerating digital growth in the country.
Mr. Al-Rais who thanked the Nigerian government for consistent collaboration with the UAE, gave an assurance of its continuous partnership with NITDA for the transformational drive in the nation’s digital economy.
The theme for the conference is “Harnessing Digital Technologies for Job Creation, Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainability
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