FG partner’s AfDB, Microsoft on digital skills for Nigerians

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has said the country was committed to developing capacity of Nigerians to use technology to solve problems.

The minister stated this at the official launch of the digital Nigeria portal and mobile App in Abuja.

The digital Nigeria programme will provide a platform to empower Nigerians to develop relevant skills and build innovative solutions to address challenges within our community.

“As such, we are very delighted to partner with the African Development Bank and Microsoft on this very important initiative.

The training content covers areas like digital skills, productivity tools, web development, cloud computing, blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, big data, database administration, networking, programming and Internet of Things.

There is also training on soft skills like entrepreneurship, research, marketing, business and how to create excellent resumes. As such, a wide spectrum of users, from beginners to advanced students, can find appropriate courses.

“We will regularly update the platform to include more courses from time to time.  It will enable us to identify skilled Nigerians for additional capacity building opportunities and allow us to easily conduct surveys to identify courses of interest. Students will receive a certificate of completion after completing the courses,” he said.

According to the minister, the launch of the digital Nigeria portal (www.digitalnigeria.gov.ng) and mobile app is part of the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a Digital Nigeria.

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