Nigeria Create Tech Ecosystem for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Business Owner
Nigeria has take a step towards driving economic activities through technology with creation of an ecosystem where apprentices can connect with business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs as well as learn from season experts.
Named TechAdvantage, the platform is created to provide individuals with opportunities to train and empower themselves through the academy. It can also help customers contact and hire skilled individuals through its jobs platform.
Nigeria’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Uche Nnaji who gave details on this in a statement announcing the launch of TechAdvantage Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja said startups can take advantage of the platform to expand their reach through the online market place while technicians can come together share knowledge and collaborate.
According to Nnaji, TechAdvantage Nigeria will enthrone the socio-economic development and transformation of Nigeria for speedy economic prosperity, social inclusion, and a source of national pride for our future generations.
He said that the Organization will unlock boundless potential of our people towards a future, powered by technology which will cause a wind of change and transform the country into a technologically advanced nation.
He further stated that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda points a clear vision at Nigeria where innovation fuels economic growth, empowers individuals and brings about a brighter future for all.
Speaking further, the Minister reiterated that Computer Village Model as a hub of ingenuity and entrepreneurship,
inspired the project and translates the best of this model into the spirit of collaboration, the drive to succeed and constant adaptation to technology which transits into an online ecosystem accessible to everyone in the Country.
Nnaji urged all Nigerians, particularly the young ones, youths professionals and artisans to explore the TechAdvantage Nigeria online academy and equipped themselves with the skills of tomorrow and seek opportunity through the platform to build their careers in Technology sector.
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Techdvantage Nigeria Mr. Amu Ogbeide said that TechAdvantage is an initiative that seeks to take the successes of the Computer Village Business Model and scale them across the Country.
He also, said that Computer Village serves as a major support system for innovation and technology adoption across the country and a source of livelihood for many Nigerians which are being made possible through a business model that includes technical trainings and apprenticeship, business start up support and mentorship.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Director- General, National Centre for Technology Management, Dr. Olushola Segun Odunsanya explained that the launch of TechAdvantage marks the beginning of the transformation of Nigerian economy and the way to grow the economy of any nation is through cultural practices of that nation.
He further said that ‘the nation has a culture of apprenticeship, where youths are sent to learn a trade and graduate to become business owners, revealing that TechAdvantage is designed for the same purpose. Saying It will bring about financial independence of our youths he said’