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NITDA laments low participation of women in tech



Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

Speaking at the event, Magaji expressed delight at the overwhelming response, with 7,151 applications coming in from all 36 states in just two weeks. She highlighted the untapped potential and enthusiasm among women in the technology field, indicating that the programme was designed to advance women in technology and facilitate networking to enhance their businesses.

Moreover, Magaji detailed that the programme aims to create wealth and employment opportunities in the technology industry by ensuring the full participation of women technology entrepreneurs. She outlined the mission to identify and showcase innovative tech-based ideas and solutions developed by Nigerian females, with a commitment to promoting and supporting these ventures and facilitating digital job creation for females.

Magaji also emphasized the program’s alignment with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, focusing on investment in the digital economy to empower Nigerians with new skills, sustain jobs, and drive women empowerment to champion equity and parity. Upon completion of the programme, participants would be empowered to share the knowledge acquired with others for the overall benefit of the country.

To address the gender gaps in the tech ecosystem, the program seeks to support and promote digital job creation for women, fostering inclusivity and equality. It also aims to contribute to closing gender gaps within the tech ecosystem. The training program demonstrates NITDA’s commitment to championing equity and parity in every facet of society.