FG Introduces Capacity Building For Nigerian Startups

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), through one of its subsidiaries, the Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI), has launched a Capacity Building Program for Vibrant Startups in collaboration with Lotus Beta Analytics Nigeria Limited, with the goal of supporting their innovative capacities.

The training focused on modernization of legacy solutions, migration of on-premises business solutions to the cloud, development of cloud applications, and generating exponential revenue growth at the Public Service Institute (PSIN) Kubwa in Abuja.

Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, Director-General of NITDA, stated that Capacity Building will assist the Agency in achieving its goal of developing more Innovation Driven Enterprises (IDES) in line with the Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship objectives.

It was borne out of the Agency’s desire to ensure the successful implementation of the Present Administration’s National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria (NDEPS) within the stipulated period, as represented by the Acting Director of NITDA’s Digital Economy Development Department, Engr Salisu Kaka.

The sudden increase in demand for software and online web-based applications among businesses, prompted by the COVID-19 outbreak, had a positive impact on the DevOps market, leading to a growing demand for DevOps solutions among businesses to streamline the process of software application development by promoting collaboration between various entities of the software development lifecycle, according to the report.

Furthermore, the growing demand for continuous and rapid application delivery, as well as an increased focus on lowering Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) and Operating Expenses (OPEX), are propelling the DevOps industry forward. In 2020, the global DevOps market was worth US$6.78 billion, and by 2030, it is expected to be worth US$57.9 billion. As a result, this partnership is both appropriate and timely in ensuring that our companies profit from the growing DevOps industry,” he explained.

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He advised attendees to take advantage of the chance to tap into the burgeoning DevOps market by ensuring that all lessons learned are put to good use in order to scale their enterprises and contribute to the country’s economic prosperity.

Mr Ademola Akinbode, the Managing Director of Lotus Analytics, who appeared electronically, said the program will act as a springboard for grooming innovative startups and will help to develop Nigeria’s innovation sector. Mrs Edu-Abasi Chukunweike, Microsoft’s Nigeria Country Director, also praised the initiative in her goodwill letter, assuring Microsoft’s readiness to provide the platform needed to develop indigenous entrepreneurs.

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Updated: March 30, 2022 — 5:12 pm

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