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NITDA set to train youths across the country on specialised digital literacy, skills



The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has announced plans to train youths across the country on digital Literacy and skills.

A statement by Mrs Hadiza Umar, head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, NITDA, said the programme tagged “Digital States Programme” is in line with the agency’s Digital Literacy and Skills pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria and it’s aimed at equipping Nigerian youths with the necessary digital literacy skills that can facilitate Nigeria’s transition to digital economy.

According to the statement: “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.

“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.

“Further information and registration guidelines can be found on the NITDA Academy website:,” Umar concluded.