The Israeli government has announced its intention to work together with the Bola Tinubu administration to generate employment opportunities for one million people in Nigeria. This announcement was made by the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman, during the official launch of the 3rd Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers (i-FAIR) in Abuja. Freeman expressed Israel’s eagerness to align with President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to job creation and economic strengthening in Nigeria, as stated in his inaugural speech. Israel aims to contribute to this goal by focusing on the digital economy sector.
Freeman emphasized that the i-FAIR program is specifically designed to support research and innovation that provide practical solutions, ultimately leading to sustainable development in Nigeria. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, a founding partner of the Fund for Africa Future and a partner in the third i-FAIR program, highlighted the fruitful collaboration between Nigeria and Israel, particularly in assisting Nigeria in commercializing its innovative ideas.
Through the six-month i-FAIR program, participants are provided with the necessary resources and support to transform their ideas into innovative and sustainable ventures. These ventures have the potential to create employment opportunities and generate wealth for the people of Nigeria.