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Digital Literacy: NITDA, Kaduna State to train 75,000 persons

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Digital Literacy: NITDA, Kaduna State to train 75,000 persons

The National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), in collaboration with Kaduna State government has begun IT training process for 75,000 citizens to enhance human capital development.


Mr Idris Nyam, the Commissioner for Business Innovation and Technology in Kaduna,  alongside Mr Gerald Ilukwe, Chief Information Officer of the state, confirmed this to newsmen shortly after their meeting with Mr Kashifu Inuwa, Director-General of NITDA in Abuja on Friday.

 

The resolve to train the citizens followed the courtesy visit earlier paid by Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, and Inuwa, DG, NITDA to Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasiru El-rufai, last week concerning the training.

Inuwa said that the training would be held in two batches to accommodate everyone.

He said that the e-Government Training facility donated to Nigeria by Korean government would be used to train some people, while others would be trained through the NITDA Academy.

According to him, the agency will provide logistics.

“Building the capacity of our people should be seen as a requirement for us to enhance our drive towards digital economy and I think it is what we can explore.”

He urged the state government to identify specialised skills it would want to develop citizens in.

Nyam, in his remarks, observed that there was need for federal agencies to partner the state governments especially in the provision of intervention projects.

He added that Kaduna State already had the political will to build the ICT ecosystem, noting that agencies’ involvement would be for the benefit of all.

The commissioner identified other sectors that needed ICT human capital development as education, health, e-government, social services and appealed to the agency to intervene.

Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

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