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Bauchi State Govt assures commitment to encourage innovation

Bauchi State government has assured of its commitment to encouraging innovation, and empowering entrepreneurs in a move to give opportunity to citizens to participate in the digital economy.

The State Deputy Governor, Mohammed Auwal Jatau made this known while receiving Governor Bala Mohammed’s “Most Digitally Compliant Award” at the Digital Nigeria 2023 Dinner Award organized by the
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) held at International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The Deputy Governor revealed that, over the years, Bauchi has made significant strides in leveraging technology to improve the lives of citizens and enhance efficiency of government operations as the state had always recognized the role of technology in driving sustainable development.

Auwal Jatau said in line with Digital Nigeria policy for employment opportunities, the state government in its 2024 proposed budget, has earmarked the sum of 100 million naira under our Bauchi Start-up project for the engagement of talented youth who will be given opportunity on computer programming and artificial intelligence to showcase their talents.

He then assured ICT partners that Bauchi State Government remains unwavering in its commitment to digitization and is working to consolidate on achievements in addition to seeking innovative approaches towards creating a sustainable digital ecosystem in Bauchi state.

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