The Federal Government has declared its plan to establish emerging technology centres across the Country.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, disclosed this during his keynote address at the Digital Africa Annual Conference, which was held virtually.
Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports is partnering a Microsoft Initiative, Technology for Social Change and Development, to train thirty six thousand young Nigerians on digital skills in one year through the Emerging Markets Model Initiative.
The Emerging Markets Model Initiative is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder, private-public, non-profit partnership designed by Microsoft to build the capacity of key government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies which aims to offer sustainable, scalable, reskilling and employment services aligned to the local labour markets through the provision of access to digital skills training from digital literacy to advanced training for young people in Nigeria between the ages of sixteen and thirty five.
The Initiative would be achieved through a multi-year collaboration with four Federal Government Ministries and twelve State governments.