From:Hadiza Garba, Maiduguri
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.
Pantami gave the advice at the closing ceremony of Hackathon Actinspace Competition organised by NIGCOMSAT Limited.
The minister, who was represented by the Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone, Prof. Mohammed Abubakar, said the competitions focus was critical to the needs of the space industry and humanity.
Pantami said the competition targeted the creativity of the participants and also sharpened their entrepreneurial initiatives.
The minister advised the youth to develop specialised skills in order to empower themselves, saying it would enable them in building a workforce and establishing startups for the communication industry.
He advised the six teams and 25 participants to work hard as they have demonstrated capabilities in different projects.
The Managing Director of NIGCOMSAT, Dr Abimbola Alale, said the competition had made the participants to be more creative and to bring out the best in them.
Alale said the digital skills could drive the nations digital economy.