President Tinubu Advances Nigeria’s Tech Partnership With India

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In a significant diplomatic move, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, the esteemed leader of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is set to attend the Nigeria-India Presidential Round Table and Conference. This prestigious event will bring together key figures from Nigeria’s thriving tech ecosystem and leaders from the country’s dynamic private sector.Among the distinguished invitees are tech luminaries like Gbenga “GB” Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave, Mitchel Elegbe, CEO of Interswitch, Idris Bamidele Saliu, Co-founder of Ceviant Finance, and Chidi Ajaere, CEO of GIG Group.

Additionally, the Althani Group, owners of MAFAB Communications, will be represented by Alhaji Dr. Musbahu Mohammed Bashir.Scheduled for the 6th of September 2023, this event will take place at the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the High Commission, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and the Nigeria-India Business Council (NIBC).

According to a statement by Ambassador Ahmed Sule, the Nigerian High Commissioner to India, the Nigerian government has formally requested appropriate entry visas for all conference delegates. The statement underscores the significance of this gathering, uniting some of the brightest minds in Nigeria’s tech industry.These tech innovators, represented among the 38-man list of delegates, reflect the tech sector’s increasing importance on the global stage.

They are poised to engage in high-level discussions and collaborative initiatives aimed at strengthening business relations between Nigeria and India.Notable figures in the tech delegation include Gbenga Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave (FinTech), Olamide Oiekola Aina, Founding Partner at Ventures Platform, Idris Bamidele Saliu, Co-founder of Ceviant Finance (Tech), Amal Hassan, Founder/CEO of Outsource Global (BPO), and Chidi Ajaere, CEO of GIG Group (Automobile; EVs), among others.Together with their esteemed counterparts, these tech leaders will participate in dialogues designed to deepen economic ties, explore opportunities for collaboration in the tech sector, and promote innovation as a catalyst for Nigeria’s development.President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s commitment to the tech ecosystem has been evident in his recent appointments, such as naming Bosun Tijani, the CEO of CCHub, as the Minister of Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy.

This decision underscores his dedication to fostering innovation and growth in Nigeria’s tech landscape.President Tinubu’s manifesto, which prominently addresses the tech ecosystem, recognizes the pivotal role of digital technologies and innovations in driving economic growth and national development. It acknowledges young Nigerians as pioneers in this exciting economic frontier and highlights the potential of ICT-enabled outsourcing to create jobs and tap into the global digital economy.The Nigeria-India Presidential Round Table and Conference stand as a testament to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s vision for the tech industry and his commitment to advancing Nigeria’s digital economy and global tech influence.

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