Vote Gburugburu for Digital Governor of the year Award.

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Congratulations to our Visionary, Innovative, and Technology friendly Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on being shortlisted for the 2021 NITMA Digital Governor Award*. Recent years have seen an avalanche of digital capacity-building initiatives established across Enugu State by the Governor. Some government digital interventions are listed below;
*1.* Two new state-of-the-art Enugu State Tech Hub and Youth Innovation Centres in Enugu and Obollo Afor – The hub is designed to help innovators discover their innate tech skills and ideas, mould these ideas and materialise them into new technology solutions that will solve social problems in Nigeria and globally.
*2.* Enugu State hosted its maiden Innovation and Technology Fair this year
*3.* Enugu Tech Talent City – A public-private partnership project developed and designed to train and provide a path to new jobs to about 50,000 young people in Enugu State.
*4.* Enugu SME Hackaton – Targeted both tech-inclined and non-tech-inclined creative thinkers, to develop sustainable platforms, products, and ventures to REBUILD, RECREATE, and REINVENT the future of Business and Innovation within the State.
*5.* Enugu Wi-Fi project – Providing affordable Wi-Fi across Enugu to facilitate digital economy.
*6.* Enugu Youth Empowerment Scheme (eYES) – Driving Innovation in Youths and many more.

And likewise, Enugu based private sector Tech Start-ups continue to win national and international accolades, a few of them are listed below;
*1.* Enugu hosted Blockchain Developer’s Conference 2021 with a theme of creating the next million builders of the future of web.
*2.* The first DNA Research center in Africa recently established at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu.
*3.* Nigeria Innovation Award for Indigenous energy solutions (2021).
*4.* ECOWAS startup competition winner 2020 – 1st in Nigeria.
*5.* USADF/ALLON Energy challenge award 2019 – $100k and only startup from Southeast.
*6.* NITDA startup award Winner- 2019
*7.* Southeast South-South Angel  Investment (SSEAN)- 2018.
*8.* Genesys Ignite Award- 2018 e.t.c

Enugu State Tech ecosystem is well established and among the most developed in Nigeria. This is spurred by the unrelenting commitment from our visionary Governor which has provided a conducive environment for both the public and private sectors to thrive.
This year, His Excellency appointed a seasoned Technocrat, Mr. Ambrose Nwodoh as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Science and Technology, one of only a few Governors that created such office in the country. The SSA interfaces with MDAs and the private sectors across the State’s Tech ecosystem to infuse and sustain the gains already made. Enugu State is truly on the part of becoming the technology hub of not only the South East but Nigeria as a whole. *Join me to appreciate our Governor, (The God’s Gift To Enugu State) by voting for him as the Digital Governor of the year 2021*.
Please use this link to vote. https://www.ncs.org.ng/poll/nitma-2021-digital-governor-of-the-year/

Enugu State is truly in the hands of God. —-   Please share widely   ——-#ambrosenwodoh

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