Obiano approves establishment of Digital Entrepreneurship Office in Anambra


…Appoints Aniagor as Director-General

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has approved the establishment of Digital Entrepreneurship Office in the State to serve as centre for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Development; nurture and expand technovation as well as a bureau for social mobility in solving youth unemployment through the digital space.

The office will also coordinate all the social media engagements ranging from popularization of the laudable achievements of the government to aggregation of feedback and constructive criticisms which will not only enhance the participation of ndị Anambra in governance but also ensure improved service delivery.

With Governor Obiano, Anambra State is at the forefront of the drive to unleash technology potentials of the people.

In line with his vision “to create a pool of young people that will dictate the pace in the digital space”, viable platforms are being created for ndị Anambra especially digital entrepreneurs and social media nomads to share ideas, explore opportunities and access tools, training and expertise for self-development, value reorientation and wealth creation.

The new Digital Entrepreneurship Office will be headed by a Digipreneur, Engr. Ifeanyi Aniagor, as the Director-General.

A graduate of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a slight career change to become a digital entrepreneurship expert to pursue his passion in the digital space.

Aniagor was the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Social Media before moving to Youth Development and Digital Entrepreneurship leading to the founding of Digipreneur Hub in May, 2018.

With Digipreneur Hub, Aniagor in partnership with Facebook, Google, Wikimedia Foundation, Wisdom Foundation and Digital PR Wire has trained at least 5000 persons on different digital skills; mentored 2,000 persons; linked over 1,050 to Online Reputation Management jobs; and facilitated a few start-ups.

Photo: Newly appointed Director-General of Digital Entrepreneurship Office, Engr. Ifeanyi Aniagor.

Credit: Emeka Chikendu

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