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FG Unveils Portal For Startup Registration

THE Federal Government has launched the Startup Support and Engagement Portal.

The Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani, disclosed this on X on Tuesday night.

According to him, the portal is an essential requirement for implementing the Nigeria Startup Act, which is meant to drive the identification and aggregation of startups in the country.

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He tweeted: “We are pleased to announce the Startup Support and Engagement Portal launch, https://startup.gov.ng/, a key requirement for implementing the Nigeria Startup Act. The startup portal will drive the identification and aggregation of Nigerian startups, venture capital companies, hubs, and innovation centres to facilitate engagement and support for ecosystem players.”

He highlighted that the portal’s launch will allow the government to set up startup consultative forums to select representatives to the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship to facilitate discourse and consensus among ecosystem players.

Tijani added: “We invite all Nigerian startup venture capital companies, hubs, and innovation centres 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.”

This development comes after the Startup Act was signed into law by former President Muhammadu Buhari on October 19, 2022.

The National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) is expected to drive the implementation of the Nigerian Startup Act.

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