The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is overseeing a 5-day capacity development programme for People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) aimed at empowering them 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 5-day training programme inspired by the vision of bridging the digital divide in Nigeria and ensuring that People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) are empowered is taking place in Enugu, Enugu State and 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).
DigitalTimesNG understands that 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 which is “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.