Lagos' Commissioner for Innovation, Science, and Technology, Tunbosun Alake, concluded the AOT 5.0 conference on a triumphant note, reaffirming the state's unwavering dedication to fostering the creative economy through technology. In his closing remarks, Alake highlighted several key initiatives demonstrating this commitment:
- Training 50,000 residents in Deeptech: The state is investing heavily in upskilling its workforce, focusing on critical areas like Audio Programming, Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR). This ambitious initiative will equip residents with the necessary skills to thrive in the Deeptech sector.
- Empowering creativity and innovation: Alake emphasized the state's ongoing support for initiatives like Lasric grants, the Yaba KITE project, and LSETF. These programs provide vital financial assistance and resources to entrepreneurs and creative professionals, propelling them to success.
This focus on technology and creative development positions Lagos as a pioneer in Africa, paving the way for a thriving, tech-driven future. The commitment to training residents in Deeptech skills ensures a skilled workforce capable of driving innovation and economic growth. Combined with ongoing support for entrepreneurs and creatives, Lagos is poised to become a global hub for creative expression and technological advancement.
As the AOT 5.0 conference concludes, the momentum shifts towards this evening's AOT Ecosystem Awards. This prestigious ceremony will recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions to the creative and technological landscape of Lagos. The awards serve as a testament to the state's burgeoning ecosystem and its commitment to fostering a vibrant and innovative environment.