More Africa NewsNigeria: NITDA plans to deploy ICT centers in all state secretariats

February 20, 2020by myles0

Kashifu Abdullahi, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) of Nigeria, said the public body plans to deploy ICT centers in all state secretariats . He responded to Shu’aibu Ibrahim, the director general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who requested that NITDA reproduce, across the country, the ICT center it created at the secretariat of the territory of the federal capital.

According to Shu’aibu Ibrahim, the collaboration with NITDA will help the government agency to develop the digital skills of its members.

“What most members of the Corps have is knowledge and we need to help them transform that knowledge into skills so that it can benefit and empower them.” NYSC is a bridge organization that can be used to harness the potential of the country’s youth, which will help the nation in its drive to transform the economy into a digital economy, “ said Kashifu Abdullahi.

The director general of NITDA thinks that, beyond the training, the ICT centers contacted by the NYSC should also help to equip young people with tools to avoid a certain number of dangers to which they are increasingly exposed on the job market. net, especially false information.

According to Kashifu Abdullahi, “the abuse of social media is a burning problem that disturbs everyone; we must work with other government agencies to work together to resolve the problem. ”

Source: Agence Ecofin

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