The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi dropped the hint at a media parley held in Abuja.

He noted that the agency has established a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for emerging technologies, adding that this will centralize efforts and fast-track Nigeria’s digitization efforts in key technological areas, saying that establishing a robust technology research ecosystem is critical in the quest to for sustainable economic growth in the country.

Kashifu, who spoke on the topic: Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan 2024-2027″, explained that 40 research papers had been published in reputable journals and 20% of research papers so far commercialised.

In addition, the NITDA DG further disclosed that about 6 emerging technology centres of excellence withing universities for the six emerging technologies would be created by 2025, making Nigeria a beacon of research and development in Africa and beyond.

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