W.TEC Receives National Recognition
It is with great pleasure that we announce, that our “MakeHer Space” project received a national recognition from the Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of Nigeria, Professor Isa Pantami on behalf of the President of the Nation.
He also presented to us our #WSIS2020 Championship certificate on behalf of the @ITU Secretary General.
The MakeHer Space programme by W.TEC is done with support from @google.
In addition according to the Vanguard,
“President Muhammadu Buhari has presented Awards of recognition and commendations to seven Nigerians whose Start-ups won International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and World Information Technology Society (WITS) championships/Awards in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
The highly excited Buhari said the Champions have made Nigeria proud at the global stage and their stories have become testimonies that Nigeria is capable of producing Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates in the near future.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami made the Awards presentation on behalf of President Buhari at the Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja, on Wednesday. The awards, he disclosed, involved cash prizes as well.
Pantami said the President and the Federal Government is proud of the global Awards winners in various categories in ICT and Digital Innovation sector, especially those who bagged the Awards at a time he (Pantami) Chairs the global body.
For those who won the 2022 awards, Pantami explained that 996 applications were submitted online with 360 selected for votes, while 1.3 million people voted across the world in 193 member countries for the winners to emerge.
He directed the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, and Galaxy Backbone Limited to pick the solutions that won the awards with a view to support them to become global brands.
The Minister said President Buhari is presently looking at the Start-ups Bill which would be a major achievement of the administration as it contains provisions that would transform the industry in terms of benefits, incentives, loans and grants.”
Sourced Vanguard online: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/08/fg-honours-7-nigerian-itu-wits-award-winners/
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