Katsina Tech Company Leads Creation Of New Made In Nigeria Social Media App
A Katsina based Technology company, Umkar Tech has rolled out plan to lead the creation of a new made in Nigeria Micro Blogging software that will help people in communicating to each other.
Katsina Post learnt that this is coming days after the Federal Government banned indefinitely, the activities of Twitter, a global micro blogging giant in Nigeria.
The CEO of the tech company and founder of its subsidiary – Arewa Devs, Usman Ishaq Karofi, told Katsina Post that his firm is organizing a hackthon competition for software developers to achieve the aim.
According to him, a five-man organizing committee has already been inaugurated for the competition with one Ibrahim Yusuf as Chairman.
The Committee has three terms of reference including Organizing developers’ competition on the creation of a new micro blogging software that will help people in communicating to each other, identify and evaluate the winners and reviewing and approve the general plan for the competition.
He therefore call on all developers in the country to come forward and participate in the competition.
“Now is the time for developers to come out and showcase their idea/technology for sustainable development.
“We shouldn’t support any social media being brought in from another country for the replacement of Twitter, we should create our own.
“Now is the time for the people to choose for themselves what is best for them to build their country or build the country of others.
“We are seeking the support of the people to achieve this goal”, Mr Karofi said.