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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

NITDA opens South-South portal for PLWDs' 5-day digital skills - ITREALMS

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The National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) mandate of attaining 95 per cent digital literacy by 2030, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) opened a portal inviting Nigerians from the South-South region and living with disability to apply for a 5-day training programme on digital skills and entrepreneurship, reports 
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Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, NITDA, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, in a press statement available to ITREALMS, said the programme is the combination of execution of two initiatives from the seven NITDA's Strategic RoadMap and Action Plan SRAP 2021-2024, which are Digital Transformation and Digital Literacy and Skills.
Digital Transformation, she said, enables the facilitation of digital inclusion program for people living with disabilities (PLWDs) and other digitally excluded people aimed at increasing the level of digitization and digitalization across both public and private sectors.

On Digital Literacy and Skills, Mrs. Umar said, is focused on massive training of Nigerians from all works of life to increase the rate of digital literacy and skills among Nigerians and create a pool of global competitive human capital towards the drive of digital transformation in the public and private sector.

As said by her, the two pillars promote the creation of capacity building schemes for digital entrepreneurship.

The capacity building programme, she said, would take place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Therefore, NITDA invites interested participant to indicate by filling the application form on http://plwd.nitda.gov.ng beginning from 10am on Tuesday 11th January 2022 and closes by midnight of Tuesday 18th January 2022.

Uboshe Uboshe/Editor

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