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NITDA's World Creativity Day challenge 2021closes April 17 - ITREALMS

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In commemoration of the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has called for entries for this year's challenge, reports 

This is coming as the portal for the entries is expected to close on Saturday, April, 17, 2021.

NITDA said its organizing an Innovation Challenge with the theme “Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in the Nigerian Digital Economy” to harness innovative and impactful solutions for the development of a vibrant digital economy.

Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations at NITDA, Mrs Hadiza Umar, in a press statement available to ITREALMS, said that the "World Creativity and Innovation Day is a global UN day celebrated to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem solving with respect to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as the “global goals."

NITDA, she said, therefore calls on all Nigerians with innovative and impactful working solutions to make entries for the Innovation Challenge.

"Solutions will be evaluated based on job and wealth creation potential, originality, marketability, scalability and inclusiveness," she said.

Successful entries, she also said, would have an opportunity to present their solutions to the Tech Industry Stakeholders.

ITREALMS gathered that the portal has since April 12, 2021 opened and would be closed by midnight of Saturday, April 17, this year.

"Entries will be evaluated and assessed by April 19, 2021 and successful ones will be required to do a 5-minute live pitch on Wednesday April 21, 2021," Umar further said.

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