NITDA trains 280 Artisans, Underserved Youths

NITDA trains 280 Artisans, Underserved Youths

The National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA, has commenced capacity development program for artisans and under-served youths in Digital Literacy and Repair of Global System for Mobile Communication GSM phones.

This is in line with mandate of the Agency to improve digital awareness and empower Nigerian youths with requisite skills needed for job creations as players in the digital transformation agenda.

The Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs.

Hadiza Umar, who disclosed this in a statement, explained that the capacity building which aimed at addressing mirage of problems confronting the nation especially shortage of skills among large number of unemployed and underemployed youths would hold in four different states of Nigeria: Gombe, Kogi, Niger and Oyo.

The project is to train young artisans who already have some skills but need to be empowered with digital skills and ICT tools in order to be competitive in the 21st century digital economy.

“A total number of 70 participants per state, drawn from each of the four states, would be trained for five days between January 10-14, 2022, to up their skills in modern day technologies of repair of mobile phone, digital skills and handling ICT tools.

This will enable them become competitive in this era of digital economy.

“Expectedly, the outcome of capacity building would help to empower young artisans in enhancing their businesses and earn a higher income; reduce youth unemployment by facilitating the establishment of more businesses; create new start-ups and more vibrant artisan community while facilitating entrepreneurship growth and youth advancement across the country,”  she said.

Nneka Ukachukwu
NITDA trains 280 Artisans, Underserved Youths

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