Yenagoa, the capity city of Bayelsa in southern Nigeria will play host to the ‘Bayelsa Ignition Week 2018 from March 1-3. The three day boot-camp is to kick-start the Bayelsa Technology Forum and will focus on software/mobile apps competition designed to foster interest among young people in software engineering and the entire spectrum of ICT.
The event is featuring facilitators that drive Nigeria’s technology innovation space including founder of Jidaw Systems and a Fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Jide Awe; founder of Jos based nHub, Daser David; founder of Network of Incubators and Innovators in Nigeria (NINe), Bankole Oloruntoba; and founder of Startup Arewa, Mohammed Ibrahim Jega among other trainers.
Bayelsa Ignition Week enjoys the support of the Bayelsa State Government as the Host-State, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), and Knowhow Media International (publishers of IT Edge News) amongst other stakeholders. The event will be officially declared open by the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Rt Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson and the Honorable Minister of Communication Barr Adebayo Shittu.
The ‘Bayelsa Ignition Week 2018’ is being put together for Bayelsa State government by the Young Innovators of Nigeria (YIN) as part of a long term strategic framework by YIN and the Government of Bayelsa State to develop the ICT innovation ecosystem in the oil rich state and assist young Bayelsans in acquiring tech skills. YIN is led by Abu Andrew and Head Business of Development Engr. Jeffery Udende.