Is Nigeria Set to Host Africa's Biggest Tech Event?
Mokshita P.
10X Technology

Is Nigeria Set to Host Africa's Biggest Tech Event?

Dubai and Nigeria Collaboration to Showcase AI, Health, Finance, and Start-ups, Aiming for Global Partnerships and Economic Growth through Digitisation and Innovation.

Hey, did you hear about GITEX NIGERIA? It's going to be the biggest tech and start-up event in Nigeria! This was announced during GITEX AFRICA in Morocco, which is the continent’s largest tech and start-up show.

Basically, the Dubai World Trade Centre's affiliated company, KAOUN International, teamed up with Nigeria's National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The signing ceremony featured some big names like Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the Director General of NITDA, and Trixie LohMirmand, the CEO of KAOUN International. Even Dr. Tunji Alausa, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health & Social Reform, was there.

GITEX NIGERIA is set to be massive. It’s all about diving deep into Nigeria’s tech ecosystem, showcasing opportunities in the most populous African country with a huge pool of talented tech and digital youth. The event will be held in September 2025 across both Lagos and Abuja, which are Nigeria’s key business hubs.

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi made a great point during the announcement, saying that Nigeria needs this platform to boost trade and accelerate economic diversification through digitisation and innovation in sectors like healthcare, education, and agriculture. He emphasised that this event is a chance to export Nigerian tech to the global stage.

On the other side, Trixie LohMirmand mentioned that GITEX NIGERIA will have a unique format, focusing on areas where Nigeria is seeing rapid growth like AI, health, finance, and start-ups. The goal is to create global partnerships and open new opportunities for Nigeria across various industries.

The event will also feature popular GITEX shows such as AI Everything Nigeria, North Star Nigeria for start-ups, GITEX Health Tech 5.0, and GITEX Future Finance 5.0. This is all in line with Nigeria’s national digital strategy. With Nigeria’s economy expected to grow by 11.2 percent in 2024, this event couldn't come at a better time.

It’s exciting because this not only integrates Nigeria into the GITEX family spanning Africa, Dubai, and Europe, but also promises to put a spotlight on the country’s fast-growing tech sectors.