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Startup Act: FG opens portal to register startups across Nigeria 



Dr. Bosun Tijani

The Federal Government has launched an engagement portal to register startups in the country as part of implementing the Nigeria Startup Act. 

The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani, announced this Tuesday night. The portal will also be used to engage with Venture Capital companies, hubs, and innovation centres, according to the Minister. 

This development is coming a year after the Startup Act was signed into law by the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari.  

Announcing the launch of the portal via a post on his X handle, the Minister said: 

Former President Buhari signed the Nigeria Startup Bill 2022 into law on October 19 2022 to put an end to the legal uncertainties that had trailed the startup industry in the past. It provides for what qualifies a company to register and obtain startup status. The Act stipulates among others that: