As part of its support for the development of entrepreneurs in the country, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), will be supporting the DEMO Africa forum.
The Director-General of NITDA, Mr. Peter Jack has explained that the decision is part of the mandate of the agency.
He said the agency believes that DEMO Africa, is a launchpad for technology start-up companies, adding that the event is capable of retooling technology leaders and entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
“Africa is growing in strength and its youths are pointing to the direction of things to come. NITDA is committed to Demo Africa as part of its mandate to youth development from the perspective of IT as well as its belief that a large population of highly exposed and trained youths will be the driver of Nigeria’s new economy,” he said.
He added that it is actions by different players that will see technology entrepreneurship effectively bringing sustainability to entrepreneurship across Africa.
DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of LIONS@ frica and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem. DEMO Africa is the place where the most innovative companies from African countries get a platform to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed.
Out of the thirty start-ups that will showcase their products and services this year, Nigeria leads the table with eight startups including PoshRite, Oga Venue, TalkingBookz, iKon Tracker, Mavis Computer, Carparts Nigeria, Zuvaa, and SmartEdu.
Facebook has nearly 20 million users in major African markets Nigeria and Kenya, statistics released by the social network showed on Thursday, with the majority using mobile devices to access their profiles.

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