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Nigeria launches first open-source business intelligence platform

“Nigeria remains a leader across sub-Saharan Africa for vibrancy and volumes when it comes to the tech landscape.”

• April 2, 2021
Ben Llewellyn Jones
Ben Llewellyn Jones

The British government says it has funded an ‘Opened Source Business Intelligence Platform’ to provide reliable data about Nigeria’s technology sector.

Ben Llewellyn-Jones, the UK’s Deputy High Commissioner, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

“Nigeria remains a leader across sub-Saharan Africa for vibrancy and volumes when it comes to the tech landscape, and there is an increasing need to provide reliable and legible points of reference.

“The launch of this open-source business intelligence platform will enhance access to valuable information and data necessary for fostering partnerships across the UK and the Nigerian tech ecosystem,” he said.

According to him, the platform will provide transparent and reliable data about Nigeria’s technology sector and help reduce barriers faced by companies interested in doing business in Nigeria.

The platform was funded by the UK’s Africa Technology and Innovation Partnership (ATIP) programme, which aimed at reducing the informational barriers for entry for companies interested in doing business in the country.

Mr Llewellyn-Jones added that the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Briter Bridge would partner to bring the ecosystem together through initiatives, research content, and unlocking future funding opportunities.

Lamide Johnson, Interim Country Director of UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, said the platform would increase trade in the country.

“We are excited to have partnered the Briter Bridge to co-develop and launch the Open Source Business Intelligence Platform, which is aimed at providing tech stakeholders, across the board, easy access to information,” he said.

He noted that the business intelligence platform would allow users to access a comprehensive database of startups, tech hubs, and investors operating in Nigeria.

Mr Johnson added that users would also have access to a live investment tracker, crowdsourcing new entities, among others. 


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