MoU signed for commencement of GITEX Nigeria


After successful executions of GITEX events, there has been the urgency to replicate same in other jurisdictions.

GITEX Africa in its second edition continues to unleash the full potential of Africa in line with the enlightened leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and with the aim to promote Pan-African sustainable development.

A big announcement at the ongoing GITEX Africa 2024 in Marrakech, Morocco was the partnership between the Nigerian government and KAOUN International, organiser of GITEX Africa.

For the most populous tech market in Africa, this platform will offer Nigeria the opportunity to sell and market itself globally in a bid to securing a buoyant economic standing.

Evidently, Nigerians have been at the forefront when it comes to startup funding challenges; in most instances, they go as far as winning the ultimate justifying the potential of the teeming youth in their contribution to Nigeria’s economic fortunes.

Furthermore, the GITEX experience in Nigeria will offer businesses and even startups the opportunity to leverage technology to enhance productivity and also a single market for trading.

Signing the MoU, both parties acknowledged the need to make GITEX Nigeria work and contribute to the ultimate success of GITEX Africa.

Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency of Nigeria, Kashigu Inuwa emphasized that the platform will develop Nigeria’s technology.

“Imagine each visitor that comes to GITEX Nigeria spends $500; that will translate into millions of dollars and all critical sectors of the economy will benefit in terms of expansion,” he elaborated.

Chief Executive Officer of KAOUN, organiser of GITEX Africa and Executive Vice President of Dubai World Trade Centre, Trixie Lohmirmand, said GITEX Nigeria will have a different touch and will definitely align with the country’s economic transformation agenda to make it more purposeful.

GITEX Nigeria also starts the beginning of a new single digital market on the continent which will scale up key sectors including health, manufacturing, transportation, finance, startups, among others.

Nigeria’s minister of state for health and social welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa, confirmed that Nigeria has the capacity to host the inaugural and subsequent editions of GITEX Nigeria.

“The organisational structure is there so we are up to hosting the inaugural edition of GITEX which will be in Lagos with special guidance from federal government. The level of commitment will be all stakeholders rallying their support as a permanent fixture of their yearly activity in Lagos,” he reiterated.

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health & Social Welfare, Dr Tunji Alausa

GITEX Nigeria is finally coming into fruition after 10 years of anticipation.