NITDA Holds ICT Youth Empowerment Scheme

By Ikenna UGWU

ABUJA: has gathered that all is now set for the first ICT youth empowerment scheme organized by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

 The programme, according to Director General of the Agency, Professor Cleopas Angaye, is part of Federal Government’s transformation agenda. He said the one week, youth sensitization and innovation training programme is for the unemployed Nigerian Youths.

 The NITDA boss maintained that the core goals of the event is to help the participants develop ICT capital and entrepreneurial skills and to deliver hand-on training on web design, management and hosting, among other objectives.

 Under the first phase, 100 youths are expected to be trained, each in Abuja and Lagos state.

 Since inception, NITDA’s mandate is quite diverse and vast, focusing on fostering the development and growth of IT in Nigeria. In an effort towards ensuring that the IT policy’s implementation proceeds with maximum effectiveness, NITDA regulates, monitors, evaluates, and verifies progress on an on going basis under the supervision and coordination of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

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