The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has achieved a significant milestone by building the capacity of over 3 million Nigerians in various digital literacy and skills.
Speaking at the Council on Global Partner Summit in Orlando, Florida, NITDA’s Director General, Kashifu Inuwa, shared the agency’s vision to equip Nigerians with relevant digital expertise and ensure that 95% of the population becomes digitally literate by 2030.
The agency’s capacity-building programs include Stem Bootcamp for Kids, digital skills training for students, public servants, journalists, Digital Marketing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Programming, Digital Entrepreneurship, and more.
Nigeria aims to become a global Information Technology hub by addressing the digital skills shortage and providing massive digital literacy training for its youth.
NITDA advocates for Mobile Information Literacy to be integrated into Certiport’s IC3 Global Digital Literacy Standard to cater to millions of Nigerian and African citizens who rely on mobile phones for digital participation.
During the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC), six Nigerian students, selected during the Nigerian National Championship organized by ReadManna Empowerment Initiative (REI), represented Nigeria at the global competition. NITDA praised their performance, emphasizing Nigeria’s immense human capital potential and position in the digital world.
NITDA applauds ReadManna Empowerment Initiative’s efforts in promoting ICT education and is willing to collaborate with similar organizations to enhance digital literacy and skills nationwide.
The agency also presented Nigeria’s recently launched National Digital Literacy Framework to global experts, who offered valuable insights and support in achieving Nigeria’s goal of 95% digital literacy by 2030.