NITDA Commences Specialised Digital Literacy and Skills Programme for States

By Sarauniya Usman,Abuja

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in line Digital Literacy and Skills pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria, commences the Digital Literacy and Skills Programme for States, tagged the Digital States Programme.

The Digital States Programme is designed as one of the implementation strategies of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria.

It is aimed at equipping Nigerian youths with the necessary digital literacy skills that can facilitate Nigeria’s transition to the Digital Economy. Specific areas of focus for the programme include: IT Management of Productivity Tools; Understanding Digital Marketing and Basics of Content Creation; and Entrepreneurial Skills including Basics of Career Development.

The programme is also aimed at training about 540 youths from each state of the federation and the federal capital territory, Abuja.

About 20,000 Nigerians are expected to benefit from the programme.

“Registration for the first phase of the programme commences on Monday 8th March, 2021”.

The beneficiary states for the first phase are Gombe, Kano, Lagos and Rivers States. Schedule for the subsequent phases will be advertised in due course.

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