Mallam Kashifu Inuwa, the director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has disclosed the Agency’s desire to train over 10,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to enable seamless reintegration of Nigerian citizens who were displaced as a result of insecurity.
Inuwa made the disclosure recently while playing host to Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, Federal Commissioner, and National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs (NCFRMI) at NITDA Headquarters.
The DG said training IDPs on Digital Literacy is part of the implementation of NITDA’s Strategic RoadMap and Action Plan, (SRAP 2021-2024) to enable a fast-growing digital economy for Nigerians.
He noted that, employing Digital Literacy and Skills strategy, one of the seven pillars of NITDA SRAP is in line with the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) which promotes the use of digital technology to expand and diversify Nigeria’s economy.
While explaining some of NITDA’s intervention projects, especially in capacity building, Inuwa noted that the Agency has continuously engaged in several trainings across the 6 geopolitical zones of the country with the use of different platforms like virtual trainings, online platforms, and physical trainings.
Inuwa in response to the request of the NCFRMI disclosed that NITDA is willing to support the commission with working tools and conduct IT trainings for its staff while also assuring the team of NITDA’s collaboration.
Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, the NCFRMI Federal Commissioner in her remarks said that her organisation is seeking for collaboration in training, technical and tool support from NITDA to promote digital inclusion and national development.