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About Six Technology Development Zones to Open Soon Across Nigeria as NITDA, eVillage Finalise MoU

About Six Technology Development Zones to Open Soon Across Nigeria as NITDA, eVillage Finalise MoU

Several technology development zones are to spring up soon across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.

This is the central part of a partnership proposal between the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the Entrepreneurship Village (eVillage), an initiative meant to foster technology innovations and inclusivity in the country.

Speaking while playing host to the Chief Executive Officer of the eVillage, Sunil Santanam and his team, the Director General of NITDAt, Mr Kashifu Inuwa said disclosed that all the arrangements between the two organisations on the partnership would be formalized through a memorandum of understanding.

The collaboration between the two organisations also aligns with the “Infrastructure” pillar of the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy’s strategic blueprint of accelerating the nation’s collective prosperity through technical efficiency.

“I see this as a potential technology development zone because when you talk about the technology development zone, it’s not about bringing big hardware or manufacturing equipment and so on, but bringing people together, creating the ecosystem that can ignite and spark conversation about technology on solving real-life problems”, he added.

While giving assurances of the Agency’s support, Inuwa believes that the proposed technology development zone is a technological advancement initiative that promises to catalyze immense transformative change in the country.

Earlier in his remark, Santanam expressed his gratitude to the NITDA DG and his team for the privilege given to him by agreeing to partner with the Village.

He asserted that the opportunities being offered by the Village, if leveraged, would bring immense development to the large youthful population and the entrepreneurship ecosystem as a whole.

“It is a step forward for Nigeria, a step forward for the youth of Nigeria, a step forward for the entrepreneurs of Nigeria and as far as infrastructure and the facilities that eVillage will be offering, we will be second to none in Africa”, he averred.

In her remark, the village’s Director of Initiatives and Partnerships, Joy Francis, shared insights on the Global Entrepreneurship Festival that would come up later in the year in November.

She stated that “the event will bring the global community to your doorsteps and also build a lasting entrepreneurial platform for the benefit of this generation and the coming ones”.

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