Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi – special assistant to the President on digital and new media visited the Managing Director of ATVFZC on 4th December 2016. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the Abuja Technology Village Free Zone and possible areas of synergy in line with the focus on growing a knowledge economy in Nigeria. The Special Adviser also briefed the MD of ATV on the focus of PODE in increasing access to information as well as activities of government through digital media.
The visit served as a platform to highlight the initiatives promoted by ATV including the enspire Incubator’s partnership on The Next Economy Project – an initiative of SOS Children’s village’s, 1%Club, Enviu and Afrilabs, supporting young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 24 in developing their ideas.
Mr Ogunlesi expressed his pleasant surprise on the progress of ATV including the extensive masterplan and the drive to secure international and local investors to the free zone. He concluded that PODE will provide support to ATV especially in the digital media space to attract investors to the scheme.