Specxs Care Limited and Farmatrix have emerged winners at the grand finale of the GITEX AFRICA Startup Roadshow in Kaduna, home to about 1.2 million people and nestled in the heart of northeast Nigeria.

The final leap of the three-city pitch competition in Nigeria spotlighted innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial prowess of young Nigerians drawn from across northern Nigeria.

Specxs Care is led by Isah Dalhiru and provide users with access to basic health care needs.  The company was among the three companies declared  winners at the technology innovation talent hunt competition organised by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) in 2023.


Farmatrix is led by Nyifarmu Manzo. The company leverages mobile/web-based Ag-tech platform to facilitate trade, storage and delivery of high-quality agricultural commodity to desired destination on time. Farmatrix is a beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

A strategic collaboration between Kaduna State Government and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the event held inside the courtly Dome Suites  and helped to highlight the city’s burgeoning startup ecosystem to the world building on the success of previous stops in Abuja and Lagos.

According to Senior Special Assistant to the Kaduna State Governor, Shuaibu Kabir Bello, the event is a firm demonstration of Governor Uba Sani commitment to encouraging innovation and fostering tech entrepreneurships among young people .


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The event is being managed in Nigeria for the DWTC by its country representative: Pinnacle Global Business Services Ltd with the support of a number of local partners that include National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Lagos State, and Bank of Industry among others.

The GITEX AFRICA Startup Roadshow has already made significant waves across Nigeria, shining a spotlight on promising startups and fostering collaboration within the country’s dynamic tech sphere. Now, with Kaduna taking center stage, the region has an excellent opportunity to highlight its unique contributions to the nation’s tech ecosystem.


From cutting-edge tech solutions to disruptive business models, Kaduna’s startup community is brimming with talent and ambition. The city’s strategic location and diverse talent pool make it an ideal destination for investors and industry leaders seeking to tap into Nigeria’s rapidly evolving tech market.

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