Just In: FG Unveils Portal for Startup Registration

It was learnt that the is a key requirement of the implementation of the Nigeria Startup Act, And is meant to drive the identification and aggregation of startups in the country.

 Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani
Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun TijaniGoogle

The Federal Government has publicized the launch of a portal for the Startup Support and Engagement Portal.

The portal, which is a key requirement of the implementation of the Nigeria Startup Act, is meant to drive the identification and aggregation of startups in the country.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani, on X handle, yesterday 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 highlighted that the launch of the portal will allow the government to initiate the process of setting up startup consultative forums to select representatives to the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship, to facilitate discourse and consensus among ecosystem players.

The minister 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 development is coming a year after the Startup Act was signed into law by the former President, Muhammadu Buhari.

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