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Ministry of Digital Economy, Science and Technology (MDEST)

The Ministry is one of the strategic Ministries established by the Edo State Government on 6th of July, 2017 with the name Ministry of Science and Technology. The Ministry was saddled with the responsibility of facilitating the development of science and technology to enhance the pace of socioeconomic development in Edo State.

Our Vision

To be a leading force in digital transformation, driving Economic growth, and enhancing the quality of life for all citizens of Edo State.

Our Mission

To develop and implement policies, programs, and projects that harness the power of digital technologies, advance scientific research, and foster a culture of innovation in Edo State.

Our Mandate

  • Liaise with relevant Federal Government Parastatals, State Ministries, and Agencies for the advancement of digital economy in the State
  • Maintain and implement a Science and Technology agenda for the State
  • Coordinate Research and Development
  • Collaborate with Ministry of Education and relevant agencies to produce a pool of Nigerians with digital skills validated by globally recognized certifications
  • Coordinate relationships with National and Foreign Science and Technology Institutions
  • Promote Science and Technology Clubs in Schools
  • Coordinate the activities of Technology hubs in the State
  • Supervise the teaching of Science and Technology in schools in collaboration with the Ministry of Education
  • Create a robust digital ecosystem that fosters innovation by supporting Innovative Driven Enterprises (IDEs) and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
  • Promote STEM Initiative in the State and accelerate digital inclusion in collaboration with relevant MDA’s
  • Coordinate the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) and adoption of National Science, Technology and Innovation Roadmap 2030 (NSTIR: 2030) Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Science & Technology
  • Increase the patronage of indigenous digital startups and promote technology usage in various sectors of the economy

Godwin Obaseki

Executive Governor, Edo State

Omobayo Marvellous Godwins

Deputy Governor, Edo State

Ogbeide Ifaluyi-isibor

Commissioner for Digital Economy


The Edo State Government wishes to commercialize its cutting-edge data centre to businesses for cloud hosting and tech innovation-oriented businesses.

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