NITDA Trains Over 200,000 Nigerians On Digital Literacy, Others

TECHDIGEST – As part of its effort to promote access to digital services, a digital economy, and a better life for all, the Federal Government through National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has trained over 200,000 Nigerians on ‘Digital literacy and Digital Productivity’ across the country.

The Director-General of NITDA Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi revealed this while briefing newsmen, Saturday, in Kano on the activities of the Agency to promote federal government policy on the digital economy.

He said the training was conducted by NITDA Academy and other departments under the Agency at various levels.

The DG added that the Agency has established hundreds of IT centers at various institutions of learning and communities across the country to support the promotion of digital literacy in Nigeria.

According to him, the new global challenges emerged as a result of the appearance of noble Coronavirus which led to the shutdown of many cities’ businesses and brought the world to a standstill, this shows that for any contemporary society to progress it must embrace digital technology.

The DG also noted that, to meet up with this challenge Federal Government of Nigeria came up with a digital economy and other digital policies for the nation.

“Under this policies, local languages will be used to train people on Digital skills for achieving 95 percent digital literacies by 2030 in Nigeria”

He added that NITDA is collaborating with other agencies, private organizations, Civil Society, individuals, and communities for achieving the goals.

The Federal government has also policy targeted at providing 99 percent Broadband coverage in Nigeria by 2030.

He however dispelled the rumor going around which says the 5G network service launched in Nigeria has an adversary impact on human health, he described the rumor as “Technological Conspiracy.”