By Angeline Mgbele, Correspondent Abuja
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) as part of the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021, is organizing an Innovation Challenge with the theme “Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in the Nigerian Digital Economy” to harness innovative and impactful solutions for the development of a vibrant digital economy.
According to a statement from Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, at NITDA, Hadiza Umar, the World Creativity and Innovation Day is a global UN day celebrated to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem solving with respect to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as the “global goals”.
Stated Hadiza: “The Agency is therefore calling on all Nigerians with innovative and impactful working solutions to make entries for the Innovation Challenge. Solutions will be evaluated based on job and wealth creation potential, originality, marketability, scalability and inclusiveness. Successful entries will have an opportunity to present their solutions to the Tech Industry Stakeholders.”