Digital Skills for Digital Nigeria – Minister

Na'ankwat Dariem, Abuja.

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has emphasized that Digital Economy for a Digital Nigeria cannot be achieved without Digital Skills.

The Minister stated this in Abuja during a meeting with a delegation from the Global Digital Literacy Council.

The Global Digital Literacy team was at the Ministry to induct the Minister as a member of the Global Digital Literacy Council.

The Council also used the medium to extend an invitation to the Minister to attend the upcoming conference in Belgium to further explore collaborations to promote Digital Literacy and Skills Development in Nigeria.

The Minister, while appreciating the guest for the visit, maintained that Digital Innovation is also key in achieving Digital Economy for a Digital Nigeria.

Dr. Pantami stated that the main function of the Ministry is to come up with policies and supervise their implementation, which prompted the Ministry to come up with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a Digital Nigeria which was launched and unveiled by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR late last year.

The NDEPS is made up of eight (8) pillars namely; Developmental Regulation; Digital Literacy and Skills Development; Service Infrastructure; Solid Infrastructure; Digital Services Development and Promotion; Soft Infrastructure; Digital Society and Emerging Technologies and Indigenous Content Development.

 

Zainab Sa’id