The Federal Government has announced the launch of Startup Support and Engagement portal.
The portal, which is a crucial element of the Nigeria Startup Act’s implementation, is intended to drive the identification and aggregation of startups in the country.
Dr. Bosun Tijani, Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, announced this on X on Tuesday night.
He tweeted, “We are pleased to announce the launch of the Startup Support and Engagement Portal, https://startup.gov.ng/, a key requirement for the implementation of the Nigeria Startup Act.
“The startup portal will drive the identification and aggregation of Nigerian startups, venture capital companies, hubs, and innovation centers to facilitate engagement and support for ecosystem players.”
He emphasized that the portal’s opening will enable the government to begin the process of establishing startup consultation forums to select delegates to the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as to foster dialog and consensus among ecosystem actors.
Tijani added, “We invite all Nigerian startup venture capital companies, hubs, and innovation centers to register at the portal https://startup.gov.ng/ and look forward to working with all industry stakeholders to ensure that we fully implement the Startup Act for the benefit of our innovation ecosystem. Cc: NITDA Nigeria.”
This event comes a year after former President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Startup Act into law.
Former Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari (Digital Transformation) and leader of the Nigeria Start-Up Bill, Oswald Osaretin Guobadia, tweeted in support, saying, “The work is ahead. This announcement by the government is an indication that collaboration is key to sustainable policy development. Beneficiaries must remain engaged.”