Nigeria holds ground breaking ceremony for the establishment of NDIE centre

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Nigeria holds ground breaking ceremony for the establishment of NDIE centre

YBTC News—To promote the culture of digital innovation and entrepreneurship across the nation in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy ( NDEPS ) as adopted by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration in it’s digitization goal, the National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has launched the ground breaking ceremony for the establishment of the National Digital innovation and entrepreneurship centre (NDIE centre) in Abuja.

The ground ceremony which was held on Thursday 4th of February,2021 had in attendance keystakeholders from the legislative and executive arms of government as well as officials from Ministries ,Parastatals and  agencies.

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Presenting his speech at the ceremony, the Chief host and special guest of honour, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said the establishment of the NDIE Centre will “enable Nigerians to acquire cutting-edge technological skills; to participate in the development of hardware, software and emerging technologies;create an innovative ecosystem;create a unique platform for technical skills (programming), soft skills (social interaction), entrepreneurship (starting and operating a business) to focus on the promotion and development of ICT, including smart energy solutions to drive ICT;nurture new ideas and develop an inquisitive perspective to support in the creation of employers of labour ” among other benefits.

The Minister further stated that the achievement recorded so far in the digitization process of Nigeria in owed to the consistent support of President Muhammadu Buhari who he described as the father of digital economy in Nigeria.

Speaking, the Director General/ CEO of the National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Malam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi  said  “to build a vibrant innovation ecosystem in Nigeria we have keyed into MIT program call REAP – Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program. REAP is a global capstone initiative that provides opportunity for communities to engage with MIT in an evidence-based and practical approach to strengthen innovation ecosystem. This center will serve as a platform for the MIT-REAP initiative”. 

According to the DG, MIT was chosen due to its immense economic impact through innovations and entrepreneurship to the global economy. This unprecedented act has placed MIT ‘s annual revenue at $2trillion which is equipment to the world’s 10th largest economy, creating millions of jobs as well as thousands of active companies.

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