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, designed as one of the implementation strategies of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria, is aimed at equipping Nigerian youths with the necessary digital literacy skills that can facilitate Nigeria’s transition to the Digital Economy.
Mrs Hadiza Umar, head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in a statement on Monday, noted that the 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 according to her is aimed at training about 540 youths from each state of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
She added that about 20,000 Nigerians is expected to benefit from the programme.
She also called for registration for the first phase of the programme commencing 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,” she stated.
Further information and registration guidelines can be found on the NITDA Academy website: https://academy.nitda.gov.ng/public/digital-skills