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Africa’s Largest Tech Showcase GITEX Africa Coming to Nigeria in 2025

What’s this about?

  • A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Kachifu Inuwa and Trixie LohMirmand to bring GITEX Africa, the continent’s largest tech showcase, to Nigeria in 2025.
  • The event is expected to be held in Lagos and Abuja in September 2025, featuring a unique formula that aligns with Nigeria’s national strategy.
  • The staging of GITEX in Nigeria, the continent’s most populous nation with a vibrant tech scene, presents a significant opportunity to showcase the country’s top startups and technological advancements.

Zoom in…

On Thursday afternoon, Kachifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency and Trixie LohMirmand, the CEO of GITEX organiser Kaoun, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will bring GITEX Africa, the continent’s biggest tech showcase to Nigeria in 2025.

While the dates have not been confirmed, one person with direct knowledge of the event told TechCabal that the event is expected to be held in September 2025 in Lagos and Abuja.

What they are saying…

We’re not planning to bring the same GITEX happening around the world. We want to bring a unique formula that aligns with the national strategy of Nigeria,” said Lohmermand about the plan to bring the showcase to Nigeria.

President Tinubu is big and loud on economic diversification and you cannot trade in isolation. The President has mandated us to facilitate parts of this diversification,” said Kachifu Inuwa.

The Big picture

Nigeria is the continent’s most populous nation with a vibrant technology scene. The staging of GITEX in the country presents a huge opportunity for the continent and the world to see the country’s most important countries and startups.

*This story is still unfolding*

Source: techcabal.com

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