NITDA, State Govts To Collaborate On Digital Literacy


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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said it would collaborate with state governments to expand digital literacy in other to tackle poverty in the country.

The Director General, NITDA Kashifu Inuwa stated this in Jigawa State during the flag-off of a capacity-building training programme, according to a statement made available by the Agency’s spokesperson, Hajia Hadiza Umar on Friday.

The training is organised through a collaboration between the Jigawa State government, the National Information Technology Agency NITDA, Base University, and IDEAS through the Jigawa State Development Agency for Youth Empowerment and Employment,

Inuwa while speaking at the program sponsored by the state government for 1000 youths in the state, called on them to embrace Information Communication Technology skills because of its strategic importance and necessity to drive the nation’s digital economy.

While advising the youth in the country to embrace ICT skills for sustainable development and self-reliance, the NITDA boss noted that the world is shifting from paper qualifications to skills and those who want to succeed must key into it to survive.

He said, “This training of the one thousand youths in Jigawa on skills in emerging technologies will enable the state to recover its lost glory as the leading state in the ICT sector of Nigeria in the early 2000s,” he said.

According to the Director General, NITDA will continue to partner with state governments across the country to expand digital literacy for citizens’ exclusivity in propelling the national digital economy to fight poverty and poverty-related challenges in the country.”

While stressing the imperative of the training which was co-organized by the state government’s Agency for Youths Empowerment, NITDA, Base University, and IDEAS Hub, Inuwa described it as strategic to the state’s efforts at exploring more economic opportunities for accelerated development of the state.

Governor Umar Namadi who was represented at the event by the state’s Deputy Governor, Aminu Gumel commended NITDA for its various intervention programmes in the state which cut across many sectors.

He noted that they have aided the state to achieve the present feat in less than one year in office.

Other speakers at the flag-off ceremony who include the Director General, Jigawa State Agency for Youth Empowerment and Employment Dr. Habibu Ubale, and representatives from the collaborating organizations all agreed that providing ICT skills to youths in the state would enhance sustainable economic development.

The training which is focused on five areas with special attention to Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Software developing among others is believed to produce young talents that will take the lead in pulling the string of digital development in the state and the country at large.


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