COVID 19: Pantami Presents Research Grants To Startups With Adaptable Digital Solutions

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami on Tuesday presented a 9Million Naira COVID 19 research grants to 3 promising startups with adaptable digital solutions in a brief ceremony held at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Corporate Headquarters, Abuja.

The startups participated in a 3 months long virtual hackathon organized by NCC in line with the policy directives of the Honourable Minister, Dr Pantami with the theme Virtual Hackathon: Adaptable Digital Solutions for Addressing the Present and Future Impact of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases from Technology Hubs, Startups and Innovation Digital SMEs in Nigeria.

In his brief remarks, Dr Pantami said: “we need to produce what we need and consume what we produce, any country that remains a consumer will find it difficult to succeed”.

The Honourable Minister stressed that there is a need for us as a country to be bold enough in adopting indigenous solutions, consuming them and paying less attention to imported goods.

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