The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is to partner with the Entrepreneurship Village (eVillage) in fostering technology innovations and inclusivity in the country.

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The partnership is in line with implementing President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda with a focus on accelerating diversification through industrialisation and digitisation, said Director General, NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi while receiving the CEO of the eVillage, Sunil Santanam and his team at in Abuja recently.

The collaboration between the two organisations also aligns with the “Infrastructure” pillar of the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy’s strategic blueprint of accelerating the nation’s collective prosperity through technical efficiency, Abdullahi added.

The collaboration also aligns with the agency’s newly crafted Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP 2024-2027) pillars of Building a Robust Technology Research Ecosystem, Promoting Inclusive Access to Digital Infrastructure and Services as well as Nurturing an Innovative and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.


“I see this as a potential technology development zone because when you talk about the technology development zone, it’s not about bringing big hardware or manufacturing equipment and so on, but bringing people together, creating the ecosystem that can ignite and spark conversation about technology on solving real-life problems”, he added.

Earlier in his remark, Santanam enumerated on the opportunities being offered by the eVillage, which could bring immense development to the large youthful population and the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Nigeria.

“It is a step forward for Nigeria, a step forward for the youth of Nigeria, a step forward for the entrepreneurs of Nigeria and as far as infrastructure and the facilities that eVillage will be offering, we will be second to none in Africa”, he said.


The eVillage’s Director of Initiatives and Partnerships, Joy Francis, shared insights on the Global Entrepreneurship Festival that would come up later in the year in November.

She stated that “the event will bring the global community to your doorsteps and also build a lasting entrepreneurial platform for the benefit of this generation and the coming ones”.

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