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NITDA empowers 60 rural women on ICT in jigawa

By Dahiru Suleiman, Dutse
25 January 2022   |   2:46 am
The training was part of the Agency’s efforts to bridge the digital divide in the country through the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy.

Director-General/CEO of NITDA Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has trained 60 rural women in Jigawa State. 
  
The training was part of the Agency’s efforts to bridge the digital divide in the country through the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy.

  
Digital literacy and skills, a key pillar in the agency’s Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP) 2021-2024 have remained a key focus of the agency’s Director-General, Kashifu Inuwa, in ensuring the acquisition of digital skills across different walks of life, as well as support the goal of achieving 95 per cent digital literacy level in the next 10 years.
   
In implementing this strategic pillar, NITDA, in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, has concluded a 4-day capacity building of Women on ICT Techprenuership in Dutse, Jigawa State capital, where 60 brand new HP laptops were presented to all participants who were drawn from various local governments within the state.
  
   
The Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar, who was represented by the Special Assistant on Economic Empowerment, Muhammed Mujaddadi commended NITDA’s commitment to innovation-driven enterprises for micro, small and medium enterprises to thrive.
   
The participants were advised to make good use of the tools received from NITDA in collaboration with the Jigawa State Government in ensuring that they are self-reliant in the Digital world.
   
In his remarks, The NITDA Director-General, who was represented by the supervisory department’s desk officer, Folayan Oluwasegun, admonished all participants to apply the knowledge gained in their various fields.

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