Nigeria wins Mobility & Smart Cities Innovation challenge in Dubai

by Akeem Alao
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A Nigerian tech start-up, ShapShap, has won the award for ‘Mobility and Smart Cities Innovator’ in the final of the Supernova Challenge Pitch Competition at the ongoing ‘Gulf Information Technology Exhibition’, GITEX 2022.

Shapshap beat Datoms of India in the category and received $8,000 US dollars cash prize.

This was disclosed by the country’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy in Nigeria, Prof Isa Ali Pantami, on Thursday October 13, 2022.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, while speaking after the award ceremony, maintained that digital entrepreneurship will be the future of ICT.

Pantami at the event

“It is quite encouraging that out of over 800 entries, nine Nigerian Startups emerged semi-finalists, leading to two finalists before ShapShap won the smart city and mobility Category of the awards.

“We are delighted that our startup innovation are not only amazing but goes through a lot of critical thinking not superficial approach. That is why with this latest award we hope to continue to improve in our digital startup ranking globally,” Pantami said.

ShapShap a logistic startup
provides the best on-demand delivery service for online ordering and same-day delivery of food, groceries, medicines, and packages with its mobile application.

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