As part of the Nigeria’s on-going efforts to give fillip to the economy and shore up its fiscal and monetary agenda, strident calls have been made for concerted efforts to be directed at creating more thriving technology hubs outside of Lagos and Abuja.
This is in recognition of the catalytic role as well as the potential of tech hubs in driving economic growth, promoting inclusive development, pushing the boundaries of innovation so as to address some of the country’s most pressing challenges and increasing demand for digital solutions that will make life better across different spheres of our national life.
Vice President, Sales and Partnerships, Moniepoint Inc, Ifeanyi Duru, said: “We are excited to support the Enugu Tech Summit as it is a firm explication of the passion which we have shown over time in fostering financial inclusion and our conviction that by diversifying the geographical footprint of technology hubs, Nigeria can fully harness the benefits that come with a well-oiled, balanced and evenly spread system. We are confident that events like this and the recently held Akwa Ibom Tech Week which we also supported will play a crucial role in shaping the future of technology in Nigeria.”
In his keynote address, Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah promised that his administration would continue to train at least 40,000 youths across the state in relevant digital and entrepreneurial skills that would enable them to compete globally.