WE WILL SUPPORT YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS TO FULFILL THEIR POTENTIAL - PRESIDENT BUHARI
The Aso Villa Demo Day was launched to celebrate and promote entrepreneurship, technological innovation and job creation in Nigeria.
Also speaking, Vice President Osinbajo said that the thirty finalists “have developed technology that the world will one day pay attention to.” He added that they were selected from over 4,000 applicants submitted entries for the innovation competition.
The three winners for 2016 are Damilola Olokesusi (Co-Founder, Shuttlers NG), Allison Ukonu (Founder, Recycle Points), and Emmanuel Okena (Co-Founder, Tracology).
Shuttlers NG is a platform that encourages professionals in urban areas to use public transportation instead of driving, helping them save costs, and reducing the impact of carbon emissions on the environment.
Recycle Point is a waste management solution that connects young people with opportunities to earn a living collecting and processing urban waste.
Tracology is a barcode system that allows government's and government revenue collectors to know which citizens are paying for utilities – waste management, water, and so on.
The three winners thanked the Federal Government for the opportunity they got, through the Aso Villa Demo Day, to showcase the efforts of their innovation.