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NITDA to address challenges in technology ecosystem through NIIEV


National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) recently hosted the maiden edition of the ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship stakeholders meeting aimed at collectively identifying the challenges of stakeholders and proffer solutions to address them for a thriving technology ecosystem.

In a statement released by Mrs. Hadiza Umar, head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, National Information Technology Development Agency stated that the objective of the meeting was to collectively identify the challenges of stakeholders and identify strategies to address them for a thriving technology ecosystem.

It would be recalled that, President Muhammadu Buhari at e-Nigeria 2017, charged NITDA to develop policies and strategies that will change Nigeria’s narrative from being a tech-consuming to a tech-producing country.

Following this charge NITDA in order to unlock our national potential has proposed a number of urgent measures to connect, educate and enable digital innovation.

This according to the statement birthed the Nigeria ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Vision (NIIEV).

The NIIEV comprise of policy recommendations and incentives on the key components for building a tech ecosystem and are categorised into 3 themes, Digital Infrastructure, Education Reform, skills Development and R&D; and Supporting the Ecosystem for Innovative Entrepreneurship.

NITDA through its subsidiary, the Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE) has worked directly with entrepreneurs, hubs and hub networks to review the best practices across Africa and around the world to support digital transformation in Nigeria.

The statement further stated that “As part of the Agency’s rulemaking process, the document has been subjected to internal reviews by some key Government agencies where insightful feedback and updates were received.

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