NITDA Partners CITAD in Connecting Unconnected, Promote Access to Internet and Support Community Based Technology

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

The National information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says it has partners with Center for Information Technology And Development (CITAD) in training people on entrepreneurship development programmes with a view of Connecting Unconnected people from different communities and Promoting access to Internet especially in rural communities in Nigeria.

The Head of Digital Technology Adoption Unit, Digital economic department of NITDA Ayodele Bakari stated this lunching five days training programme titled “The School of Community Network” organized by NITDA in collaboration with CITAD held in Kano.

Ayodele Bakari said programmes is aimed at providing the dweller of Unsub and Undersub communities with digital literacy and skills to be able to build community Networks and sustain it so as to improve service based networks. “Their is gap between dwellers in rural communities and Urban centers, so we believe by building their capacity the gap will be reduce to the nearest minimal”.

He said one of the objective of the program is to build communities with right digital skills so that they can thrive to industrial revolution and industry based economy that defend only on digital based technology development so that they contribute their quota in improving digital economy.

According to Ayodele the programme also centred on preparing Nigerians to apply and participate in the over seventy eight (78) million jobs that a available globally, adding that no Nigerian needs to leave the country before making foreign currency were by reducing pressure on Nigerian Naira and helps rural and Community dwellers to earned legit money to Carter for their families, friends and immediate communities.

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Ayodele Bakari added that the program will focused on training participants with different entrepreneurship development skill especially website development, online registrations among others.

In a remarks, the executive director of CITAD Yunusa Zakari Yau said the programme will duelly focused on training participants various skills ranging from Website creations, maitainance, Entrepreneurship Skills acquisitions projects so as to create jobs opportunities to the and reduce unemployment in the country.

Y. Z. Ya’u said at the end of the program over two thousand (2000) people will be trained on different capacities and be better informed, acquires new skills, enhance their capacities on information Technology (ICT) usage and subsquently activates many NITDA Servers, and promote internet engagement to Nigerians.

He said the center will be lively for students to acquire ICT knowledge, skills and be used for writing examination especially joint Admissions and matriculation Board JAMB, National Examination Council NECO and West African Examination Council WAEC among others.

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He said “well ensure to connect Unconnected, promote access to Internet, improve digital economy, promote E-governance, trained the trainees, enhance the knowledge participants, creat employments opportunities among others”.

Ya’u then commended Federal ministry of Communication and digital Economy for supporting NITDA to executing the programs.

The participants were drawned from Bauchi, Gombe, Katsina, Jigawa, Kano, Akwa-ibom and Imo state.

Some of the participants which includes Babangida Ahmad From Gombe state and Sadik Abubakar Waziri an ICT officer with Bauchi state environmental protection agency commended NITDA and CITAD for organizing the training which they said improve their ICT knowledge and skills.

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