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Youths lauds FG on Startup Bill

Concerned youths in the Federal Capital Territory have organized a rally in appreciation to President Mohammadu Buhari for the Nigeria Start Up Bill NSB, which will aid digital economy in the country.

Convener of the youths Miss Tracy Okoro, said the bill which is a regulatory frame work, would create enabling environment for tech enabled businesses.

She said ” President Muhammadu Buhari saw it fit to drive the empowerment of young people as they are the backbone of the country. The bill is expected to address all hick ups associated with start up businesses, funding, infrastructure development such as power supply, good roads, it’s an all inclusive bill, because if implemented, would drive the business ecosystem. This rally is a solidarity one, to say we are happy with our president as he has shown that he feels our pain and hears our voices”

On his part, the program Officer Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of Export Expansion Facility Programme, Praise Olutuwase, explained that the bill is a good initiative as it will have drastic effect on the tech ecosystem.

“It’s not enough to pass the bill, the young people needs to have better understanding of how it works and how to explore it’s potential for import and export services, as it would create job and spur the tech ecosystem, we are so excited about this bill, it will serve as a one – stop – shop, it is basically a start up management system where all start ups would be registered and from the platform, you will be able to access all information related to the start up as long as one is qualified for it, we are solidly in full support of Mr President” he said.

Some of the Youths Miss Idara Nta and Ms Jatt Awetu who is the President Network of Young Female Leaders ECOWAS, said the bill, would create a favourable environment for digital ecosystem.

“The most important aspect of this whole thing was that young people’s voices were heard, it shows that the government feels our pain and are working for our good, am so confident that things would work out because, a step has been taken already, this would help to raise leaders and create a culture of innovation among youths and help reduce unemployment, poverty and banditry” they said.

Reporting by Julian Osamoto, editing by Daniel Adejo.