By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.
The National Assembly (NASS) has transmitted the Start-up Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent, having passed through all the required legislative process.
The Senior Special Adviser to the President on NASS (Senate), Sen. Babajide Omoworare, confirmed this in a statement made available to journalists on Monday in Abuja.
The bill was forwarded to NASS in pursuant to Sections 58(2) of the 1999 Constitution for consideration by the president in a letter dated Feb. 21.
“The Start-up Bill 2021 will provide for the creation and development of enabling environment for technology-enabled start-ups in Nigeria.
“It aims to position Nigeria’s ecosystem, as the leading technology centre in Africa, having excellent innovators with cutting-edge skills and exportable capacity,” he said.