DIGITAL SKILLS: FG EMPOWERS PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES FROM THE SOUTH EAST REGION OF NIGERIA

With the vision of bridging the digital divide in Nigeria and ensuring that People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) are empowered with digital skills to thrive in the 21st-century global market as captured in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is overseeing a 5-day capacity development programme for PLWD.

The 5-day training programme is taking place in Enugu, Enugu State has participants drawn from all the South Eastern States of the Country. The programme which is a policy directive of the Ministry under the visionary leadership of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami is implemented by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

The objective of the training is to facilitate and enhance Digital Inclusion among the participants and empower them with the digital skills and tools needed to thrive in the 21st century where digital transformation is dominating the globe.

The theme of the programme “Training in IT and Entrepreneurship” signifies the need to leverage entrepreneurial technologies and job creation especially in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic as reiterated in several fora by the Honourable Minister, Dr Pantami.

 

Mr Yusuf Abubakar
Personal Assistant (New Media) to the
Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy
2nd March 2021