Mr. Theodore Longji is our guest on this week’s podcast. Theodore Longji grew from being a Computer Scientist into an entrepreneur which guided him to becoming the CEO Nhub, a Technology Innovation Hub to push for the creation of an Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Northern Nigeria.
Mr. Longji said that the Tech Ecosystem on the Plateau has really improved and he is proud that parents are now letting their children embrace their dreams. He believes that the Nigerian Government and Hubs in Plateau State have in a large way fostered and promoted Culture and the building of a support system to enable entrepreneurs and tech enthusiast.
Nhub according to him collaborate with hubs and various relevant individuals to expand and achieve a vibrant technical system as well as invite Investors on the Plateau from different parts of the world because the State is ready for investors.
He explained that the reason why people believe going out to Lago and mega cities is the best, tjhis is attributed to market place. However he says Jos is a springboard where you get to build and cook yourself to be a better person and that entrepreneurs do not have to leave to mega cities.
There would be an event organized by his hub on Saturday 21st February 2020 to meet up and talk to entrepreneurs about realizing and seizing opportunities, how to start up and so on. Various professionals will be brought in.
In his advice to entrepreneurs, he said it’s never too late to start something so reach out, learn something and dream big.
In accordance with the provisions of section 4 of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2003 (https://nlipw.com/university-jos-act/), the Governing Council of the University of Jos shortlisted eighteen professors who applied for the position.
Unfortunately, the Pro-Chancellor, Prince Tony Momoh died before the process could end. Following the alleged opposition by some members of the governing council as to the election process, the National Universities Commission (NUC) halted the process.
The NUC’s decision (https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/north-central/456417-unijos-students-staff-protest-nuc-interference-in-vc-selection-process.html) was followed by protests by staff and students on the University’s campus. The NUC interference paved way for numerous conspiracy theories.
In this episode, we continued the conversation on the Post-Professor Maimako’s administration with a look at these conspiracy theories, the narratives that followed the protest amongst others.
Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/joey-off-air-podcast/message