The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo yesterday, launched the student innovation challenge at the Bayero University, Kano.
The Vice President’s Special Adviser on media, Laolu Akande tweeted:
“VP Osinbajo continues Buhari administration’s promotion of technology innovation especially among Nigerian youths as he arrives Kano now to headline Bayero University Kano, BUK’s edition of Students Innovation Challenge. He is accompanied by Gov. Ganduje & other functionaries”
Akande also shared a video of people hailing Osinbajo as he took a ride to BUK:
“Kano people, cheering the VP on his way to BUK,…. always generous with their welcome! Great people! Many thanks”
During the event, Osinbajo said Buhari’s government is optimistic that Nigerian universities will play vital roles as incubators and accelerators for small and emerging business ventures.
Speaking during the event, the VP said:
“The Student Innovation Challenge, an initiative of the Federal Government in collaboration with Private Sector players, offers a platform for us to identify and support innovative, technology-driven business ideas and ventures across Nigerian Universities. Here in Nigeria, we are optimistic that Nigerian Universities will similarly play vital roles as incubators and accelerators for small and emerging business ventures. The Bayero University, Kano (BUK) is already taking a huge step in this direction in collaboration with the Dangote Business School, yet another example of impactful public-private collaboration.”
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