Chiniki Guard, a Nigerian startup wins $10,000 at GITEX

Chiniki Guard, a Nigerian startup wins $10,000 at GITEX

Chiniki Guard, the innovation of Mr Abdulhakim Bashir emerged the best in AI startup Category at the 2019 Golf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) in Dubai. GITEX is an annual biggest global technology gathering in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, with the theme: “Synergising the Mind and Technology Economy.”

Interestingly, Chiniki Guard is an artificial intelligence security solution for retail stores and supermarkets, designed to monitor, detect and alert shop owners about shoplifting and suspicious behaviour in real-time. The startup was among the 34 start-ups in the category of the Supanova finalists at the GITEX Future stars competition.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Founder of Chiniki Guard, Mr Abdulhakim Bashir, said the opportunities at GITEX helped him to come out tops. Bashir also said that the exhibition would enable him to widen the scope of his business.

In addition, he plans to launch the application after GITEX and move to the cloud for data storage to accommodate the number of requests from shop owners.