The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in line with the Digital Literacy and Skills pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria, has commenced the Digital Literacy and Skills Programme for States, tagged the Digital States Programme.
The Digital States Programme, designed as one of the implementation strategies of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria, is aimed at equipping Nigerian youths with the necessary digital literacy skills that can facilitate Nigeria’s transition to the Digital Economy.
Specific areas of focus for the programme include IT Management of Productivity Tools; Understanding Digital Marketing and Basics of Content Creation; and Entrepreneurial Skills including Basics of Career Development.
NITDA said in a release signed by its Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs Hadiza Umar, that the programme is aimed at training about 540 youths from each state of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“It is expected that about 20,000 Nigerians will benefit from the programme. Registration for the first phase of the programme commences on Monday 8th March 2021. The beneficiary states for the first phase are Gombe, Kano, Lagos and Rivers States. Schedule for the subsequent phases will be advertised in due course,” Mrs Umar said in the statement.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is a Federal Government Agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.