Atiku Abubakar and the campaign trail of the PDP engaged the tech community on the digitalization of the economy on January 30, 2019. It was recently reported on the news that Andela Nigeria; a leading tech company in Nigeria, received a foreign investment of $100m. Is this the time for tech in Nigeria? Speculations are positive on this.
Atiku in his keynote address to the audience at Ozone Cinema Yaba stated, “my vision of the Nigeria tech ecosystem, is an industry that will of course be private sector-driven, with massive government support in the form of hubs with supersonic internet speed, 24/7 electricity and other infrastructures”.
This was not all, as he stated, “Today, this day, I ask you to join hands with me in launching The Future Possible Project, a private sector-led, public sector-supported incubator cum accelerator for Nigeria’s over 60m enterprising youth. The Future Possible Project starts today with the millions who have already registered on our Better Nigeria portal.”
The keynote address holds that the government of Atiku Abubakar will focus on university-tech ecosystem synergy, which will see universities overhauling their tech-related courses to reflect the present day needs.
Atiku Abubakar is concerned about this and as such, states; “This is my pledge to you: on February 16th, 2019, we begin to write a new story, one that reflects the purpose and commitment of your enterprise, one that your children’s’ children will tell with pride. It is a new day coming, one in which together, we all can rise.”
The election is fast approaching and Nigerians have a choice to make; to better Nigeria through tech, or to do otherwise.