In line with National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a digital Nigeria, the federal government has inaugurated the Nigeria Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Startup Policy (NDIESP).
Some of the documents to back up the startup policy include: Advancing Human Capital, Unlocking Access to Capital, Enabling Infrastructure, Boosting Demand, and Promoting Innovative Entrepreneurship.
The National Information Technology Development Agency revealed that the policy is aimed at achieving a digital innovation and entrepreneurship-driven nation which will focus on seeing notable improvements in the areas of digital technologies.
During the Public Sector Stakeholders’ Engagement organized by the Agency. The Director-General of NITDA Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, said the policy will bring about innovative approaches that will key into President Muhammed Buhari’s vision for the country.
He emphasized on the need for Nigerians to pay attention to a digital transformation that will birth a new reality, while it continues to maintain the 60:40 ratio of STEM students in universities to other disciplines. He charged the public to pay attention to the circular used to teach and its importance to the digital economy.
The DG was represented by Dr Usman Abdullahi, Director of Information technology and infrastructure solutions in NITDA at the draft presentation.