AG PRESIDENT OSINBAJO VISIT TO CIVIC INNOVATIVE LAB 4. R-L; Mnister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Minister of State Minister Industry, Trade and Investment , Aisha Abubakar, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment , Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoa Udo Udoma, FCT Minister Alh Muhammad Musa Bello and Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adesoun during a visit to the Civi Innovation Lab Centre in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. june 28 2017
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The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has expressed the readiness of the Federal Government to work with groups assisting Nigerian start-up entrepreneurs.

He made the remark today in Abuja at a visit to “Civic Innovation Lab”, a non-profit organization with offices and facilities set up support Nigerians in implementing business ideas that they have innovated.

The visit of the Acting President came on a 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.

Professor Osinbajo 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 on the visit by both 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); the minister of Finance (Olukemi Adeosun); that of Communications Technology (Adebayo Shittu) and the Federal Capital Territory, (Muhammed Bello).

The Program Adviser of the Civic Lab, Mosope Olaosebikan, thanked the Acting President for what he called, “an inspirational visit”.

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