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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has opened a portal inviting Nigerians from the South-South region and living with disability to apply for a five-day training program on digital skills and entrepreneurship.

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The capacity building program will take place in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Interested participant should indicate by filling the application form on http://plwd.nitda.gov.ng beginning from 10am on Tuesday 11th January 2022 and closes by midnight of Tuesday 18th January 2022.

The initiative targeting people living with disability (PLWDs) is in line with achieving part of the goals of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for 95% digital literacy by 2030.

The program is the combination of execution of two initiatives from the seven NITDA’s Strategic RoadMap and Action Plan SRAP 2021-2024, which are Digital Transformation and Digital Literacy and Skills, notes a statement by Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, NITDA, Mrs. Hadiza Umar.

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Digital transformation enables the facilitation of digital inclusion program for PLWDs and other digitally excluded people aimed at increasing the level of digitization and digitalization across both public and private sectors.

Meanwhile, Digital Literacy and Skills is focused on massive training of Nigerians from all works of life to increase the rate of digital literacy and skills among Nigerians and create a pool of global competitive human capital towards the drive of digital transformation in the public and private sector.

The two pillars promote the creation of capacity building schemes for digital entrepreneurship.

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