NITDA, VON strengthen partnership to tackle fake news, enhance Digital Literacy for National stability

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has further strengthened its partnership with the Voice Of Nigeria VON in projecting the agenda of the present administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of reforming the economy for sustained inclusive growth by leveraging on digital literacy and cultivating talent growth of its citizens by mitigating disinformation and misinformation that could pose a threat to national economic stability. This was made known when the NITDA DG, Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, and his management team played host to a delegation from VON led by its…

DIGITAL LITERACY: NITDA DG pledges enhanced collaboration with Gombe state

In a significant development for the advancement of technology and governance in Nigeria, the Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has assured Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of of a strengthened collaboration in various digital initiatives. The DG gave this assurance l during the Governor’s visit to NITDA’s Headquarters in Abuja, where both leaders engaged in discussions focusing on expanding the existing partnership between NITDA and Gombe State. The talks primarily centered on enhancing digital literacy programmes and fortifying e-governance initiatives in the state, with…

FG unveils Digital Literacy ,Omeife AI App in Abuja ….. New App to interact in 4 Nigerian languages

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has joined the UNICCON Group to launch the digital literacy mobile App and Omeife AI App in Abuja. The Digital literacy App marked a leap in technological innovation and inclusivity with its design to interact seamlessly in four local languages: Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, and Pidgin. The Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa who was the special guest at the launch, recalled how NITDA and UNICCON Group had signed an MOU earlier in the year to partner on…

95% Digital Literacy in Nigeria by 2030 promising,says Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, at the weekend in Gombe, said Nigeria’s march towards attaining 95 per cent digital literacy in 2030, as contained in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), 2020 – 2030, now looks more promising than ever.   Pantami, who presided over the graduation of participants at a two-week Digital Job Creation Training for the North-East in Gombe, which was facilitated by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, said “the reason we train citizens is because digital skills are…

NCC Boss lists benefits of Digital Literacy to Socio-economic Devt.

The Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has identified major benefits in promoting digital literacy in the country. Delivering the first Annual Lecture of the Bichi Emirate titled, “Digital Literacy as a Veritable Tool for Social and Economic Transformation” in Bichi, Kano State, over the weekend, Danbatta challenged actors in both public and private sectors to key into the programme. He noted that digital literacy provided the confidence required by individual citizens to utilise digital contents and tools, added that…