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Vogue Pay’s Mohammed Jega Makes FG’s Advisory Group on Innovation & Creativity.


Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo with members of Advisory Group on Innovation and Creativity shortly after the inauguration.

The Federal Government, on Monday, inaugurated the Advisory Group on Innovation and Creativity which is a part of the Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council which was established by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017.

This comes as part of the effort to reduce youths’ unemployment in the country.

Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, Head of Business Development at Vogue Pay made the list. Vogue pay is one of the fast growing Fin-Tech company in Nigeria which offers buyers and sellers a secure and easy-to-use means of transacting business online.

“This will surely connect Start-ups and Tech Ecosystem with Government. For me, this is the first right step in the development of great policies that can ultimately change how we invest in and support Start-ups in Nigeria.” Jega commended on his Instagram handle.

I feel much honored to be appointed on the Presidential Advisory Working Group on Innovation and Creativity. The Vice President yesterday inaugurated the Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity which is a part of the Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council which was established by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017. This will surely connect Start-ups and Tech Ecosystem with Government. For me, this is first right step to development great policies that can ultimately change how we invest in and support Start-ups in Nigeria. Members are drawn from FG, Innovation & Tech Hubs as well as Entertainment and Creativity industry. The event was held at Presidential Villa Abuja. Pic by @novoisioro https://t.co/nyScXmOvZ3

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The Vice President also noted that the technology and creative sectors had come to the centre stage of the nation’s economy with their potential contribution to growth, job creation and entrepreneurship.

He said that the country had generated about $70 billion in Information Technology (IT) investments while the creative sector was one of the fastest growing in the world.

According to Osinbajo, Nigeria is ranked 134 in the ICT development sector while the creative sector contributes 1.4% to the Gross Domestic Product.

Members of the group were drawn from FG, Innovation & Tech Hubs as well as Entertainment and Creativity industry. The event was held at Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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