The National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA has continued to demonstrate its commitment to the sustainability of a digitally transformed Nigeria by engaging the workforce of various Federal Public Institutions (FPIs) in capacity development programs to create a digitally formidable federal public service in order to achieve a digital Nigeria.
This was revealed at the closing ceremony of a capacity building program organized by NITDA for 100 participants from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), military and paramilitary agencies who were trained in skills, digital skills, basics of cybersecurity and cloud computing.
In his closing remarks at the event, Kashifu Inuwa, Director General of NITDA, expressed his happiness with the participants for their active participation and contribution to the classroom activities throughout the program while urging them to be good ambassadors of the knowledge gained in their various programmes. organizations.
The Director General represented at the agency, Dr. Othman Abdullah, Acting Director of IT Infrastructure Solutions, stated that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has developed initiatives to ensure that The country’s digital transformation is being achieved.
Echoing the agency’s ambitious goal to achieve 95% digital literacy by 2030The Director General said that digital literacy and skills are a key pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDPES) strategic document launched by the President in 2019.
He said, “For Nigeria to achieve 95% digital literacy by 2030, we need your collective effort to ensure that NDEPS serves as guidelines and guidelines across all our operations in our various workplaces.”
Speaking about NITDA’s efforts on NDEPS implementation, Inuwa stated that the agency has developed the Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP) document 2021-2024 that forms digital knowledge and skills, cybersecurity and emerging technologies as part of the seven pillars it is anchored on.