As part of the drive to encourage youth participation in I.C.T, the ministry of Youth and Sports have extended the timeline for registration of the 60 day application development for those applicants who are interested.
In a statement issued it said, “In response to the on-going COVID19 Pandemic, the Ministry in partnership with the public and private sector actors, has invited young Nigerians to participate in the 60 Day Application Challenge
“App developers interested in the project should be inspired by the desire to get their fellow Nigerians connecting seamlessly and safely with each other, and conducting their businesses even as the pandemic is still an ongoing concern.
“App submissions must solve a problem within the following fields: Edu-Tech, Agri-Tech, Sport, Health, Fin-Tech and Telecommunications.
“Through this competition, we hope to see a slew of highly innovative and easy-to-use apps, which can be used to improve a range of processes and increase the ease of accessibility to services available to the citizenry,” the statement said.
“The best set of applications will attract multi-million naira prizes and training to further develop the applications.
Modalities/rules for participation in the 60 day Application Challenge.
“The challenge kicked off on 8 July, 2020. The project is supported by the Bank of Industry (BOI), Industrial Trust Fund (ITF), Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), IBM, Microsoft, Afrilabs, 21st Century and NINE.”