By Khadija Aliyu
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says it has trained 20 artisans, on digital skills and Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Kano.
The Director General NITDA, Alhaji Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, made the disclosure during the closing ceremony in Kano.
Represented by the acting director digital Literacy and Capacity Building NITDA, Dr Amina Sambo, explained that, the training was aimed to empower and equip youths, with digital skills and ICT, to become digital literate and self reliant.
He pointed out that, the training would empower the participants with the knowledge on how protect their digital devices, from hackers and various applications to use on Google, Instagram and Facebook digital content.
The director general maintained that,Nigeria has a target of 95 per cent digital literacy skills, saying that,location is not a challenge as Kano has many hubs, where people can improve their digital workforce globally.
Member representing Dala Fedral constituency, Alhaji Aliyu Madakin Gini commended the Federal Government and NITDA for the support and kind gesture.
Represented by the former Chairman Dala local government area Alhaji Suraj Imam, he charged the participants to utilize the knowledge gained, and desist from selling their computers.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Abubakar Atiku-Mu’azu and Murtala Abdullahi, called for sustainability of the project.
“We hope the training would be a continuous project to equip other unemployed Nigerian youths with digital skills to be self reliant”
The five-day physical training tagged ” Digital Skills for Artisans” was organized by NITDA in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Communications, where participants were drawn from Dala Local Government Area of Kano and benefitted from Laptop and sum of N20,000, to improve their businesses.