Businesses launch digital platform to support artisans and the informal sector

Businesses launch digital platform to support artisans and the informal sector


Nigerian technology organisation TedPrime Hu has unveiled a digital platform aimed at uplifting Nigeria's artisans and informal sector in an effort to promote economic independence and digital inclusion.

This innovative initiative aims to support artisans, technicians and craft workers across the country by providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.

Co-founders of TedPrime Hub, Mr. Olalekan Adeeko and Odeobola Ayodele, in a jointly signed statement to announce the launch of the platform, said the new TACBay platform now provides artisans access to powerful digital marketing tools, enabling them to showcase their skills and products to a wider audience.

They explained that user-friendly profiles and portfolios will make it easier for artisans to advertise their services, explore new opportunities and expand their reach, thereby stimulating economic growth within the industry.

They noted that TACBay is committed to inclusivity and accessibility, which is why the platform offers multilingual support and facilitates seamless communication and collaboration between artisans.

This, they say, will not only enable artisans to tap into a wider customer base but will also provide an additional source of income for skilled workers.

The statement reads, “Beyond its role as a marketplace, TACBay serves as a hub for digital inclusion and learning in the informal sector. Artisans have access to a wide range of resources on digital and financial literacy, health and wellbeing. By staying on top of industry trends and exploring new technologies, artisans are better equipped to thrive in the digital age.”

“TACBay is a significant step towards equipping Nigerian artisans with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s digital world.

“We believe that by harnessing the power of technology, we can realize unprecedented opportunities for economic growth and societal development.

“Launched in 2021, TACBay has been instrumental in providing artisans, technicians and craftspeople with a powerful digital marketing platform, enabling them to showcase their skills and products to a wider audience. With a user-friendly interface and multi-language support, the platform ensures inclusivity and facilitates seamless communication and collaboration among providers.”

“The newly enhanced TACBay platform is more than just a marketplace. It serves as a holistic hub of digital inclusion and learning for Nigeria's informal sector workers. Users can access a wealth of resources on digital literacy, financial management, health and wellbeing, enabling them to upskill and explore new opportunities in the digital economy.”

“TACBay leverages the power of artificial intelligence and introduces an interactive component called TecvoAI, enabling service providers to engage in AI-driven skill development and knowledge sharing. In addition, the platform incorporates an efficient request system for industrial and enterprise demand, streamlining the process for both skilled and unskilled labor.”

Interested skilled craftsmen and users are encouraged to visit the TACBay website or mobile Play store.

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield reportedly described the project as a life-saving opportunity for those working in the informal sector.

During the private exhibition of the solution and his diplomatic visit to Nigeria, Satterfield added, “It's really wonderful for us here in Washington, D.C., to see exchange program graduates returning from the U.S. changing people's lives with their amazing work, and this is a potential encouragement for the U.S. to do more for the development of Africa.”

Source: guardian.ng

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