LASU, Other Universities to Compete in Tech Hub Talent Hunt

Kuni Tyessi in Abuja

Students from 11 Nigerian universities, including Lagos State University (LASU) and Covenant University, will showcase their technical prowess at a hackathon scheduled for November 3.

The event tagged DecaHack is organised by Sahara ICP Hub and sponsored by Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) Nigeria. It will kick off at the University of Jos on November 3, with the Federal University of Technology, Minna, following on November 4.

According to a statement issued on Monday, Christopher Eniayemo, cofounder of the hub, other universities expected institutions are Taye Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Federal University Gusau, Federal University of Technology (FUT Minna), Federal University Lokoja, University of Jos (UniJos) University of Ilorin, Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Kwara State University (KWASU), and Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK).

Eniayemo said DecaHack “is not just another hackathon; it is a testament to the evolving tech ecosystem,” noting that Nigerian universities are joining hands to create a platform that fosters innovation, knowledge sharing, and transforming brilliant ideas into tangible projects.

“By collaborating with 10 leading Nigerian universities, they are opening doors to students and developers who are eager to explore the realm of ICP and its possibilities,” Eniayemo explained. “The hub aims to harness the power of decentralised computing and blockchain to shape a future where Nigeria can stand tall in the global tech arena.”

He stressed that by providing the right guidance and resources, DecaHack “hopes to launch the next generation of tech entrepreneurs who will create job opportunities, stimulate economic growth, and solve real-world problems.”

“It’s about networking, sharing knowledge, and building connections that will extend beyond the hackathon. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of collaboration and unity in diversity,” Eniayemo said.

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