Tuesday, January 25, 2022

ICT Skills, Empowerment: NITDA Opens Online Portal For PLWDs

People living with disabilities.
People living with disabilities.

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has notified Nigerians living with disability in the southern part of the country of access to its portal to register for a five-day training programme on digital skills and entrepreneurship.

A statement by the agency’s head, corporate affairs and external relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, said this is in line with the agency’s efforts in the actualisation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) mandate of attaining 95 per cent digital literacy by 2030.

It said the programme is the combination of execution of two initiatives from the agency’s seven Strategic RoadMap and Action Plan SRAP 2021-2024, which are a part of the Digital Transformation and Digital Literacy and Skills.

“Digital transformation enables the facilitation of digital inclusion programme for people living with disabilities (PLWDs) and other digitally excluded people, to increase the level of digitisation and digitalisation across both public and private sectors.

“Meanwhile, digital literacy and skills are focused on massive training of Nigerians from all works of life to increase the rate of digital literacy and skills among Nigerians and create a pool of globally competitive human capital towards the drive of digital transformation in the public and private sector,” it stated.

It said both pillars promote the creation of capacity-building schemes for digital entrepreneurship.

The statement further added that the programme would take place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and encouraged interested participants to register by filling the application form at http://plwd.nitda.gov.ng, between 10 a.m, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 and midnight, Tuesday 18, January 2022.

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