The untapped potential of Nigeria’s creative and technology industries could drive economic diversification, according to Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Corporation. Wigwe recently spoke at a press conference, announcing two upcoming events: the Africa Creative Market and the Global Tech Africa Summit.
These events, organised in partnership between the Herbert Wigwe Foundation, Ascend Studios, Future Map Foundation, and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), aim to nurture Nigeria’s brilliant creative and tech talents.
“Nigeria is made up largely of young people; 65% are under 35. If they are not empowered, it is a big problem,” said Wigwe. Empowering these youth through events like the Africa Creative Market and Global Tech Africa summit can unleash their potential while diversifying the economy.
NITDA’s Director General, Kashifu Abdullahi, revealed that Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has tasked NITDA with training at least 3 million tech talents within 4 years.
By tapping into the promise of Nigeria’s youth and creative industries, events like these could pave the way for economic growth and success.