2/6/2023 - Technology and Innovation

Nigeria is a technological center

By Abba Leneke

Nigeria is a technological center

A look at the growth and potential of the African giant

In recent years, Nigeria has emerged as one of the fastest growing technological centres in Africa, being a key player in the world's technological landscape. The country has a large and youthful population, a growing economy and an increasing number of technological start-ups and innovation centres.

One of the main drivers of Nigeria's technological growth is its young and highly educated population. More than 60% of the country's population is under 35, and a large number of these individuals are technical and eager to learn. As a result, the country has a large number of talents being harnessed by the technological industry to drive innovation and growth, although some argue that it is being properly harnessed.

Unfortunate predisposition: advances in the Nigerian technology industry

The Nigerian government also played a role in the growth of the technological industry. In recent years, the government has made several efforts to promote the growth of the technological sector, such as the creation of fiscal incentives for technological start-ups and the investment in infrastructure to support the development of the industry, also the government has played a role recently in bringing Elon Musk Starlink to Nigeria. It is the first African country to receive this service.

Another factor that contributes to the growth of the technology industry in Nigeria is the growing number of technological start-ups in the country. In recent years, the number of technological start-ups has increased dramatically, and many of these start-ups receive investors funding. Some of these start-ups focus on addressing specific challenges in the country, such as improving access to health and financial services.

Obstacles of Encoutering in the Nigerian technological industry

Despite its impressive growth, the Nigerian technological industry still faces several challenges that must be addressed to continue its rise as a technological center. For example, the country still lacks adequate infrastructure to support the development of the technological industry, and many companies still struggle to access the necessary funding to grow. The government needs to do more since a large number of talented young people travel to European countries to get better gains and opportunities. In a term known popularly within Nigeria as “Japa”, i.e., to travel abroad for various reasons, from education to business, vacation and work to full relocation. This is not a new phenomenon. However, recent events in the country have led to a phenomenal increase in japa syndrome, especially among young people, with complete relocation as the goal of many.

However, despite these challenges, the future seems brilliant for the Nigerian technological industry. The country has a large group of talents, a support government and an increasing number of technological start-ups, all pointing to a bright future for the country's technological sector.

In conclusion, Nigeria is on its way to becoming one of the world's leading technological centres, and the future looks brilliant for the African giant. With its large and youthful population, the support government and the growing number of technological start-ups, the country has the potential to drive significant innovation and growth in the technological industry with technology consulting companies like Nex Hub play a role in the coming years. "

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abba leneke

Abba Leneke

Hi, I’m Abba Leneke, Founder of Nex Hub Solutions, I am an entrepreneur and cyber security enthusiast. I’m a curios person, if an interesting topic comes up in a conversation, I can stay all day discussing it. I work on projects related to tech, sports, politics, and social welfare. As Hobbies I enjoy playing football, spending time with friends, family and loved ones, and watching Real Madrid play.


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