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Nigeria plans $617.7M digital enterprise investment in November.

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Vice President Kashim Shettima has emphasized the urgency of launching the Investment in Digital and Creative Enterprises (i-DICE) program by November’s end, reinforcing President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to job creation in Nigeria’s tech sector.

During a briefing in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Shettima received an update on the program’s progress and urged the i-DICE team to expedite its implementation. The initiative, valued at $617.7 million, aligns with the government’s efforts to drive digital employment and address youth unemployment challenges across the nation.

Shettima highlighted the significance of the initiative, calling on all partners to ensure the prudent use of allocated funds. He expressed, “Given the unique challenges our nation confronts, creating opportunities for our young population is paramount. I expect a weekly progress report to monitor the initiative’s momentum.”

Daily Post reported that He further emphasized the nationwide scope of the project, stressing the importance of inclusivity. “The vast potential of these funds, if used wisely, will have a transformative impact on our youth and the economy.”

Offering reassurance, the Vice-President pledged full support to the technical committee, program staff, and international collaborators. “Our commitment is unwavering. President Tinubu is fervently focused on Nigeria’s transformation. The government stands firmly behind this endeavor,” Shettima concluded.

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