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Group reaffirms commitment to digital skills empowerment

By Benjamin Alade
22 December 2019   |   3:11 am
A non-profit organisation, Digifypro Nigeria, has decried the non-functionality of government agencies’ websites, observing that most sites are not up to date.

A non-profit organisation, Digifypro Africa, has reaffirmed its commitment to the development of Nigerians on digital skills empowerment.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the fifth cohorts of an eight-week digital skills training in Lagos, Programme Director, Nigeria, Florence Atunwa Olumodimu, said the organisation is poised to transferring digital marketing skills to Nigerian youths, especially the corporate world in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt to be aware of the initiative and get involved by offering a work placement to the graduates whom have been re-skilled.

According to her, the Digify Nigeria digital skills intensive eight-week boot camp has transformed the lives of 100 Nigerian graduates making them total career ready professionals with the right mind-set, right attitude, knowledge and practical hands on experiences through the well structured system put in place designed to equip the next generation of digital talent.

She said the programme which seek to train 20 Nigerian graduates who are unemployed between the ages of 20 to 30 years for a cohort, has successfully recorded over 98 percent of full time employment across various sectors in the economy for the beneficiaries, with most of them leading organisations digital team.

“From the first #DigfyPro Cohort 1.0, It has been exciting journeys for us at Digify Nigeria, transforming an everyday graduate to total career ready professionals with the right mind-set, right attitude, knowledge and practical hands on experiences through the well structured system put in place designed to equip the next generation of digital talent from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.”

One of the beneficiaries, a graduate of Dental Technology, from the fifth cohort, Rejoice Orjiene, said during the programme she has been able to redefine her career path and now less confused on what she has to do in the future.

A graduate of Agriculture Economics from University of Ibadan, Iyanuoluwa Olawadara said: “Before now I was not discipline in time management, because of the programme intensity, I have been able to master that skill and stay calm while under pressure. It has been an all round experience for me.”