NITDA, Manpower Development Institute Collaborate on Digital Literacy
TECHDIGEST – The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, has assured of his commitment to collaborate with Manpower Development Institute on digital literacy training in Jigawa State.
Kashifu gave the assurance while receiving the Chairman Governing Board, Manpower Development Institute, Muna Inuwa Tahir, and his team on a courtesy visit at the NITDA headquarters in Abuja.
The Director-General said that collaboration between both organizations is timely, given that workforce development and capacity building are high priorities identified by the federal government.
To this end, he said the federal government initiated the economic recovery and growth plan with the three objectives of restoring the economy, building a globally qualitative economy, and investing in the people (human capital development)
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“This means our greatest resources are our manpower and natural resources. In today’s economy, we generate more money from services that are rendered through the human capital, as the nation currently creates more revenue from the IT sector than oil.
“Significantly, NITDA has conducted several activities and programs from 2017 till date in Jigawa State like; the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA), Training for Women in ICT, the Mobile Phone Repair for Artisans; and in effect, we are already partnering either directly or indirectly with the institute,” he recalled.
Earlier, the Chairman Governing Board for the MDI, Muna Inuwa Tahir acknowledged that NITDA had conducted training for government staff across 19 states, and solicited the Agency’s assistance in the provision of ICT gadgets and capacity building training at the Institute.