Imo State Govt Holds Capacity building workshop for Techno-Preneurs


The Imo State Ministry of Technology Development in partnership with the Bank of Industry, GT Bank, Google Partners and Wider Perspectives Limited today kickstarted a training programme for Imo based technology entrepreneurs.

In his keynote address, the Imo State Commissioner for Technology Development, Nze Meekam Mgbenwelu disclosed that the purpose of the training session is to unveil to young entreprenuers, the huge opportunity before them in the areas of packaging a business for funding, and the methodologies for becoming  more effective business managers.

According to the Commissioner, his Ministry want to make Imo State a digital economy, put our businesses on the internet and teach digital skills to our businessmen.

Nze Mgbenwelu stated that his Ministry is training data scientists and also pushing artificial intelligence and machine learning radically to enable our emerging techno-preneurs earn high income.
He revealed that the biggest asset of Imo State is not oil, but the 66% of young people who make up the states population whose human talents are in abundance and needed to be upskilled and reskilled for pinnacle performance.

In his own contribution, Mr. Ndubisi Anyanwu, the Director General of Imo State Investment Promotion Agency ISIPA thanked the Ministry of Technology Development for bringing together entrepreneurs and businessess that are driven by technology. He said that the  programme fits into the vision of the government to improve the welfare of the people by providing the enabling environment for Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs to thrive.
Mr. Anyanwu informed the trainees that the government has embarked on proactive steps through ISIPA to see that Ministries, Departments and Agencies initiate and implement programmes, projects and activities that will support SMEs.
Present at the occasion is the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Prince Eze Ugochukwu.

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PROFILE OF IKECHUKWU ANYANWU Ikechukwu Anyanwu is an Imo State born Nigerian. An Author, Public Speaker, Humanitarian, Blogger, Media Guru and Start-up Coach. He has inspired millions through Arise Africa Network Platform He Is Into Education, Media, Entertainment, Showbiz and Hospitality Industry. Having calved a nitche for himself as a leadership expert, human capital development and management consultant. He is currently the Chairman, Online Media practitioners Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter. Ceo Arise Africa Magazine, Founder Arise Africa Network – a non-profit organization. Face of Arise Africa, Managing Consultant GCFN Consult. Member, Imo State Bloggers Association. Ag National President, Association of Pageant CEO’s of Nigeria Human Resource Specialist and Leadership Coach with astute impact on many seeking to maximize their skills, intellectuals and innate potentials He has a track record of reproducing leaders and helping them to gain dominance within their nitch. Mr Anyanwu after a rich career that spanned for 18 years having worked as Human Resources Manger, Outlet Manager Rennys Foods Limited from 2004 – 2019, Management Consultant for various Quick Service Restaurants in Abuja, Enugu, Rivers State, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi and Imo State is now focusing on helping young people to discover, develop their talents. He has built lots of platforms for young people of Africa to express their talents. He is passionate about writing, consulting, coaching and training. He blogs regularly via and has a thriving social media followership. He is a graduate of Sociology/Anthropology, Imo State University whose passion is to impart knowledge by educating, equipping and empowering young minds for the future. He is an alumni of Living Word Training Center He is also the West African Representative of All African Media Networks He is married to Mrs Carol Anyanwu and blessed with 3 sons.


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