The National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA has confirmed that the agency in 2020 trained more than one hundred and fifty thousand Nigerians on Information Communication Technology (ICT).
This was revealed by Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, the Director-General of the Agency to members of the press at Dutse, the capital city of Jigawa.
The Director-General at Dutse revealed that the training was facilitated online, in physical classes and other social media platforms.
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Mallam Kashifu commented that 70,000 participants out of the total numbers had their training conducted online, stating that following agriculture and financial aspect, ICT stands as the third source of Nigeria’s socio-economic wellbeing.
According to the Director-General, Nigerians who have received this training will have an extra ICT advantage which will thus enable them to increase the capacity of their socio-economic wellbeing.
Mallam Kashifu also stated that the agency introduced a number of policies to ensure that Nigerians across board obtain ICT knowledge to achieve the millennium development goals.
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