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26 Nigerian ICT startups launch product at Demo Africa

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said that 26 Nigerian Information Communication Technology (ICT) startups have in the last three years launched their products at Demo Africa, ITRealms gathered.

The Director General NITDA, Mr. Peter Jack said, “In the last three years of Demo Africa, 26 Nigerian ICT startups have launched their products at the event while others have co-located or incubated inside iDEA Hub, Co-Creation Hub and other hubs”.

Emerging technology startup, innovation and the ecosystem, ITRealms reports, are among the key areas of ICT sector that are engaging the attention of the DG. 

Demo Africa will show case Nigerian ICT startups to the world and enrich their solution as well as provide them opportunity to network with venture capitalists, managers and investors. In addition, the event will build the necessary partnership that would take the startup technology products to a successful height. “This will pave the path for job and wealth creation”, he enumerated.  

Explaining what motivated NITDA to establish innovation hubs in Lagos and Calabar, Mr. Jack affirmed that it is an Act of parliament to establish IT parks and incubators as part of the efforts to develop the ICT industry. 

“We have partnered with iDEA to establish those two centres. The result of iDEA is fascinating and proves that government can do more partnerships with the private sector to grow the industry”.

According to press release, Mr. Jack said, “startups require this kind of exposure” now and in the future; as the agency has supported Demo Africa, which Nigeria is hosting for the second consecutive year.

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