Crime & SecurityWellness10,000 Internally Displaced Persons To Be Train On Digital Literacy

ABUJA — The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa has disclosed the Agency’s desire to train over 10,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on Digital Literacy to enable seamless reintegration of Nigerian citizens who were displaced as a result of insecurity.

He disclosed this while playing host to Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, Federal Commissioner, and National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and IDPs (NCFRMI) at NITDA Headquarters in Abuja.

“The training of IDPs on Digital Literacy is part of the implementation of NITDA’s Strategic Road Map and Action Plan, (SRAP 2021-2024) to enable a fast-growing digital economy for Nigerians.”

“Some of NITDA’s intervention projects, especially in capacity building, the Agency has continuously engaged in several pieces of training across the 6 geopolitical zones of the country with the use of different platforms like virtual trainings, online platforms, and physical training.”

“Employing Digital Literacy and Skills strategy, one of the seven pillars of NITDA SRAP is in line with the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) which promotes the use of digital technology to expand and diversify Nigeria’s economy,” he said.

Inuwa disclosed that NITDA is willing to support the commission with working tools and conduct IT training for its staff while also assuring the team of NITDA’s collaboration.

In her remarks, Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, the NCFRMI Federal Commissioner in said that her organization is seeking for collaboration in training, technical and tool support from NITDA to promote digital inclusion and national development.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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