Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has expressed the readiness of the Federal Government to work with groups assisting Nigerian start-up entrepreneurs.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant (Media) to President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement said Osinbajo made the remark Wednesday in Abuja at a visit to “Civic Innovation Lab”, a non-profit organization set up to support Nigerians in implementing business ideas that they have innovated.
Osinbajo’s assurance came same day the Federal Executive Council approved a new “National Science, Technology and Innovation Roadmap”, designed to kick-start the engine of innovation and start-up in Nigeria.
He said the Buhari administration was a government elected to serve and would do so by giving support wherever possible to groups or organizations that are assisting fellow citizens to realize their dreams of owning their own businesses.
The Civic Innovation Lab, based in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja has legal, business development and navigational teams to assist Nigerian start-up entrepreneurs to move ideas from concept to implementation.
The Acting President was accompanied by ministers in the ministry of Trade and Investment (Okechukwu Enelamah and Aisha Abubakar (State); the two ministers in Budget and Planning ( Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and Zainab Ahmed (State); Finance (Olukemi Adeosun);Communications Technology (Adebayo Shittu) and Federal Capital Territory, (Muhammed Bello).
The Program Adviser of the Civic Lab, Mosope Olaosebikan, thanked Osinbajo for what he called, “an inspirational visit”.