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The federal government has launched a startup support and engagement portal.

Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy Dr. Bosun Tijani revealed this on Tuesday night on X.

According to him, the portal is a mandatory requirement to implement the Nigeria Start-up Act, which aims to facilitate the identification and aggregation of start-ups in the country.

He tweeted: “We are excited to announce the launch of our Startup Support and Engagement Portal. , is a key requirement for the implementation of the Nigeria Start-up Act. The Startup Portal facilitates the identification and aggregation of Nigerian startups, venture capital firms, hubs and innovation centers, and facilitates engagement and support to ecosystem stakeholders. ”

He said the launch of this portal will enable the government to establish a Startup Consultative Forum to elect representatives to the National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council to foster discussion and consensus among ecosystem stakeholders. He emphasized that it would be.

Tijani further added, “We call on all start-up venture capital firms, hubs and innovation centers in Nigeria to register on the portal and work with all stakeholders in the industry to implement the Start-up Act for the benefit of the innovation ecosystem. We look forward to full implementation.”

This development came after the Start-Up Act was signed into law by former President Muhammadu Buhari on October 19, 2022.

The National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) is expected to drive implementation of Nigeria’s Start-up Act.

Source: dailypost.ng

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