Nasarawa Wins Most Innovative Digital State of 2022 Award

Director General, Bureau for ICT, Nasarawa state Mr. Shehu Ibrahim.

Nasarawa State Government has emerged as the winner of thel Most Innovative Digital State of the Year at the Titans of Tech Awards which were held at the Oriental Hotel, in Lagos.

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According to the organizers of the prestigious awards, optimising service and performance, overall quality of innovation and contribution to digital innovation for national development were key components in the criteria considered by the Tech TV intelligence unit panel that selected the award winners. The four months long period involved gathering a series of detailed information on KPIs, Innovation, growth strategies and digital compliance.

At the end, Nasarawa State Government was adjudged overall winner among other States nominated in the category for its efforts and impact in promoting and encouraging the development of ICT and digital technologies in the state.

According to a citation by Don Pedro Aganbi, Country Partner, TechTV Network, Nasarawa state is poised to emerge as a veritable model for the digital economy in Nigeria. It is on record that the State actively promotes and encourages the development of ICT and digital technologies to drive its operations in the state. It is no surprise therefore that has set a digital hub and Tech Village aimed at boosting digital innovation, startup and youths empowerment and support overall transformation in the state through the development of Mobile Apps, Robotic Training, Internet of Things (loT) and Blockchain Technology.

Receiving the Award, the Director General, Bureau for ICT, Nasarawa state Mr. Shehu Ibrahim who represented the Nasarawa State Governor noted that Nasarawa State under the Leadership of Governor (Engr) Abdullahi Sule will continue to promote the use ICTs as a tool for youth empowerment and national development. While we thank the organizer of this awesome Tech Awards, We also use this medium to invite the Tech TV crew for a fact finding mission to Nasarawa state to see why we are the leading state in digital innovation. He noted.

The Titans of Tech Awards is organized by leading Technology and Business Analysis digital platform that seeks to explore the interplay between technology, productivity, entertainment and national development in the light of the growing digital economy.

Its mission is to engender economic policy that supports Africa’s long-term digital economy growth and transformation with a vision to produce research, offer policy advice, and galvanize action for African Leaders to develop their digital agenda.

The Titans of Tech Awards popularly called Nigeria’s Tech Industry Grammy is designed to celebrate hi-tech most important movers and shakers; the pioneers, innovators and connectors. Men, women, organisations and institutions who are at the forefront of pushing technology adoption and usage in Nigeria and across Africa.

The 2022 event was chaired by Chairman, MTN Nigeria and former Executive Chairman, Nigeria Communications, Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, OFR. Also present at the event are the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, President of the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria, Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, Mr Wahab Alawiye-King, Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Dean, Executive Chairman, SUBEBs in Nigeria, Country Manager, Zoho Technologies, Ogundare Kehinde, Divisional CEO, ipNX, Segun Okuneye, Amos Emmanuel, founder, Innovationbed Africa, among others.

The 2022 Titans of Tech Awards was preceded by the Pan African Digital Initiatives Summit and Expo (PADISE) with the theme “Leveraging Right Policies & Technologies in Taming Insecurity and Cyber-Threats”. PADISE was established as a platform where the most influential players in the African information communications technology (ICT) markets can come together to exchange ideas and to positively influence and promote ICT agenda for optimal good.

The Titans of Tech Awards popularly called Nigeria’s Tech Industry Grammy is designed to celebrate hi-tech most important movers and shakers; the pioneers, innovators and connectors. Men, women, organisation and institutions who are at the forefront of pushing technology adopting and usage in Nigeria and across Africa. It is organized annually by TechTV Network, a leading Technology and Business Analysis digital platform that seeks to explore the interplay between technology, productivity, entertainment and national development in the light of the growing digital economy.

Its mission is to engender economic policy that supports Africa’s long-term digital economy growth and transformation with a vision to produce research, offer policy advice, and galvanize action for African Leaders to develop their digital agenda.

The 2022 event was chaired by Chairman, MTN Nigeria and former Executive Chairman, Nigeria Communications, Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, OFR. Other dignitaries at the event were the Governor of Nasarawa, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, Edo state Commissioner for Science & Technology, Dr. Bartholomew, President of the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria, Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Dean, Executive Chairmen, SUBEBs in Nigeria, Divisional CEO, ipNX, Segun Okuneye among others.

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