NITDA, Sweden Strengthen Digital Economy Ecosystem
TECHDIGEST – The Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, has reiterated the commitment of the agency in exploring more opportunities in developing the digital literacy and skills of Nigerians in order to drive the Nation’s economy and achieve a digital Nigeria.
The DG who said this in his office during a courtesy visit by the Sweden Ambassador to Nigeria, Grans Carl-Michael, noted that one of the plans of the agency is to strengthen the ecosystem of the Federal Capital Territory and the whole nation.
Kashifu appreciated the existing partnership the agency has had over the years with the Embassy of Sweden, especially with the SchoolTry platform, a Sweden-based EdTech company offering innovative solutions towards the digital transformation of the Nigerian education sector.
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He expressed the fact that “achieving digital economy is something that no one can succeed in isolation; particularly as the world is increasingly becoming global, which has necessitated the need for more collaborations such that whatever you do, you think global and act locally.”
He encouraged the Swedish team to go beyond the SchoolTry project and execute more IT-driven initiatives, assuring the team of a mutually beneficial partnership.
The Sweden Ambassador to Nigeria expressed appreciation to the NITDA boss for the collaborative efforts enjoyed so far, adding that he is looking forward to getting more investments from Nigeria in order to grow and expand the company.
He said, “When I learned about this company ( SchoolTry) founded by a Nigerian in Sweden and working with Education and E-Learning I know that it will be very interesting for Nigeria to engage in because education is a social responsibility for Nigeria and also for Sweden.”