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DIGITAL NIGERIA

SKILLS EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME BY THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL ECONOMY.  

EMPOWERING NIGERIANS THROUGH THE DIGITAL NIGERIA PROGRAMME 

His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, launched the Digital Nigeria Programme on the 19th of March, 2020 as "one of Federal Government’s key initiatives that will empower innovators and entrepreneurs with skills required to thrive in our emerging digital economy". The Digital Nigeria programme is a key component of the Digital Literacy and Skills Pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a Digital Nigeria.  


In furtherance to this, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, is promoting options for digital training for Nigerians. The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is partnering with a number of institutions to enable Nigerians acquire cutting edge digital skills within the comfort of their homes. ‬


These institutions include the African Development Bank, Microsoft, IBM, Huawei, VMWare, Oracle, amongst others. There are courses available at basic, intermediate and advanced skill levels. There are also courses customized for different categories of trainees, including employees of MDAs, students and the general public.


The training covers areas like Digital Literacy, 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. The aim is to create digital entrepreneurs, develop skills for jobs and to foster innovation.


The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is committed to developing the capacity of Nigerians to use technology to solve problems. We will keep updating the course offerings to reflect global trends. 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. #DigitalNigeria  


Nigerians are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity by registering today at :  


1. Digital Nigeria Portal  


2. NITDA Academy for Research and Training


3. IBM Digital Nation Africa