He said that NITDA was willing to partner with the NEPC and other stakeholder agencies, to create a viable and innovative ecosystem capable of stimulating sustainable technological innovation.
“We hope to have a partnership and stakeholder collaboration that will promote the export of the digital economy.
“To achieve job and wealth creation, using digital technology, we need key stakeholders that are willing to transform ideas into productivity,” he said.
Inuwa also said that NITDA had been working with different organisations to achieve a sustainable digital economy through technological innovation and entrepreneurship support schemes.
He urged youths across the country to acquire digital skills and create an innovation culture in the interest productivity and wealth creation.
“Academic qualifications are no longer enough to provide jobs and create wealth in today’s competitive world.
“As a body, we identify and select start-ups to get mentorship and training, we connect them with investors and corporate organisations for job creation,” he said.
Earlier, Awolowo, said the resident Muhammadu Buhari-led government had done well by rebranding the Ministry of Communications, to include digital economy.
He said the government could achieve more by diversifying into information technology and artificial intelligence, adding that proposed areas of partnership with NITDA could include, export of ICT infrastructure, youth training and job creation.
He also said that the two bodies could partner in the areas of a diaspora export programme, and smart agriculture.(NAN)