The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has expressed confidence that the Nigeria Startup Act, which the government plans to domesticate, will help curb internet fraud and youth unrest in the state. Kehinde Jimoh, the Coordinating Director of the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology, who represented the governor, explained that the state government has drafted the act to develop the youths and engage them positively. The goal is to redirect the energy and potential of intelligent youths involved in internet fraud towards productive endeavors that will address youth unemployment, restiveness, and other negative behaviors.
Meanwhile, the Adoption lead of the Nigeria Startup Act, Mrs. Tracy Okoro-Isaac, who represented the Federal Government, disclosed during an interview with newsmen that the Act is aimed at curbing the mass migration of youths to western countries and major cities in Nigeria in search of better opportunities. She added that the legislation is the result of collaborative efforts by different stakeholders using the Big tent approach to create laws and an enabling environment for young people and tech-enabled companies to thrive. Mrs. Okoro-Isaac further emphasized the need to enlighten youths on how to access funding and support and to encourage them to stay in their present location and benefit from the startup act.