TechAdvantage Nigeria will propel socio-economic development – Nnaji

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche Geoffrey Nnaji, has said that TechAdvantage Nigeria will propel the socio-economic development of Nigeria as well as a great force for economic prosperity, social inclusion, and national pride for her future generations.

The Minister stated this at the launch of TechAdvantage Nigeria which is on the verge of increasing creative minds to embrace and advance Nigeria’s economy, on Tuesday, in Abuja.

According to the Minister, TechAdvantage is an ecosystem where apprentices connect with business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs learn from season experts where individuals can train and empower themselves through the academy. “Customers can contact and hire skilled individuals through the jobs platform, traders and startups can expand their reach through the online market place and technicians can come together as well, share knowledge and collaborate.”

Nnaji also said that the Organization will unlock boundless potential of our people towards a future, powered by technology which will cause a wind of change and transform the country into a technologically advanced nation.

Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Techdvantage Nigeria Mr. Amu Ogbeide said that TechAdvantage is an initiative that seeks to take the successes of the Computer Village Business Model and scale them across the Country.

Speaking, the Director- General, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Dr. Olushola Segun Odunsanya explained that the launch of TechAdvantage is the beginning of the transformation of Nigerian economy and the way to grow the economy of any nation is through cultural practices of that nation.