THE TOP10 MAGAZINE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2023:ALIYU GARBA, CEO and Co-Founder of Velvot Nigeria Limited, Young Business Leader of the Year

Aliyu Garba is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Velvot Nigeria Limited, a Modern Digital Transformation and Services firm that specializes in providing critical business technology solutions with an expert advisory that ensures clients’ success in the digital era.

Garba leads a team of passionate and talented IT professionals who provide innovative and managed solutions for various sectors and markets in Africa. Velvot Nigeria Limited is a Microsoft Gold Partner and Tier 1 CSP, as well as a partner of AWS and Google Cloud, offering cutting-edge technologies and services to its clients.

With over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Garba has co-founded and is associated with multiple brands that aim to deliver value, innovation, and social impact in different domains and industries, such as retail, education, media, health, and agriculture. Some of these brands are,,,,, and 

According to Garba, Velvot Nigeria Limited is at the forefront of digital transformation in Nigeria. He sees a future in which everything will be digitally connected and people will expect to have access to real-time information. In that future, also, the scope of organizations will shift to the core competencies and key focus areas with firms developing new services in co-creation with partners who will contribute their unique expertise and resources. These believes these new types of collaboration will span supply chains and introduce many key challenges.

Garba is a certified expert in Microsoft, AWS, and Google Cloud technologies, as well as Big Data, AI, and IoT. His aspiration is to be a change agent and a leader in digital transformation, both in mature businesses and startups. He is also passionate about cyber security, education, and empowerment. He speaks French, Fulah, and Hausa.

Garba was selected by the Top10 Magazine as the Young Business Leader of the Year in recognition of his dynamic leadership in piloting the affairs of VELVOT Nig. Ltd as an emerging game changer in digital transformation in Nigeria.