By Aliyu Dangida
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) set to engage relevant stakeholders within the tech ecosystem to discuss among others effective implementation of the Nigeria Startup Act (NSA).
The Nigeria Startup Act project is a joint initiative by Nigeria’s tech startup ecosystem and the Presidency to harness the potential of the digital economy through co-created regulations.
Mr. Olawunmi Oladejo, leader of a team from NITDA revealed this to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri when they paid him a courtesy call on Wednesday to intimate him about their stakeholders engagement in Adamawa.
He said the meeting which will hold tomorrow (Friday) at City Green Hotel in Yola will bring ICT stakeholders to discuss the nation’s startup ecosystem towards the sustainability of a digitally transformed nation.
The leader of the delegation added that NITDA has realised that the people in many states in the country do not have the requisite knowledge on the NSA established in 2022 hence organising such engagements to educate them.
Oladejo added that the engagement will also create a practical framework to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and showcased the efforts put in place by NITDA to ensure the country remains steadfast in digital economy.
At the end of the engagement, he said a technical working group will be set up which will made up of stakeholders involved in ICT and NITDA officials to fastract digital economic transformation across Adamawa.
He commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for his effort so far in supporting the drive for digital transformation in Adamawa, making the state a front runner in that regard, and assured continued partnership of NITDA in the sector.
Responding, Governor Umaru Fintiri thanked NITDA for setting up an ICT hub in Adamawa which will soon come into implementation, saying it will provide an avenue for youths to develop technologies in the state.
He called on the federal agency to extend its efforts in the provision of free internet services in the state, and assured that his administration will continue to partner NITDA to provide job opportunities for youths and ensure sustainable development.