Tuesday, February 7, 2023

FG Calls For Contributions To National Digital Skills Strategy

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The Federal Government has called for contributions to the development of Nigeria’s national digital skills strategy to fill the widening gaps in digital literacy and IT talent in the country.

To reduce this widening gap and realise the full potential of a digital economy aligned with the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari to diversify the Nigerian economy, create massive jobs and achieve 95 per cent digital literacy target of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy developed by the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy to reposition Nigeria and leverage the vast opportunities in the sector.

Against this backdrop, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, directed the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to develop a National Digital Skills Strategy (NDSS), to Identify and analyse the present skills’ gap, proffer implementable strategies, initiatives and incentives as drivers to achieve the set vision.

Moreso, it will provide a clear roadmap for National Digital Skills Strategy to meet global Industry demands, on how Nigeria can leverage its skilled human capital to diversify the economy into a sustainable digital economy.

NITDA is responsible for developing standards, guidelines, and frameworks for the IT sector in Nigeria as enshrined in section 6 of the NITDA Act 2007. The agency invites the public to contribute and participate in developing the National Digital Skills Strategy (NDSS) with a vision to make Nigeria Africa’s largest tech-talent factory. 

A statement by NITDA’s head of corporate affairs and external relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar urged interested Nigerians to send their input/contributions through the volunteer expert form: https://bit.ly/3F4TFNk   

Also, it urged interested Nigerians to send an email to academy@nitda.gov.ng for enquiry and information.

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