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5 Million Youths to be tutored in Digital skills

Participants at the digital for all competition

The Federal Government says its investment in youth Digital skills is yielding massive results with 5 Million Nigerians to be trained in designing ICT-based innovations in coming years.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Pantami stated this in a message to a youth ICT-based competition tagged “Digital for All Challenge” organised by Tech 4 Dev; a nonprofit ICT advocacy organisation.

The Minister represented by his Technical Adviser on ICT Development, Mr Femi Adeluyi said the ICT Digital skills training was the second pillar of the present administration in attaining a Digital Nigeria therefore millions of Nigerians are expected to receive online digital skills through its website digital nigeria.gov.ng.

Professor Pantami said at least 5million Nigerians are to be trained in various areas with many expected to design indigenous innovative start-up ideas.

The Minister of State for Budget and Planning, Prince Clem Agba represented by Dr Phillip Udaga said the ICT Digital sector at 12.9 percent growth in 2021 is the fastest growing in the country.

He noted that Digital Nigeria plans required adequate funding to make the necessary impact.

The Director, Tech 4 Dev; organisers of the event, Mr. Joel Ogunsola said through the challenge, over 17,000 youth have successfully been up skilled.

The competition featured a quiz on critical aspects of digital-based technology.

Two of the participants, Adeoye Folaranmi and Hassan Maharazu said the competition had broadened their scope on new areas of endeavours in the global ICT sector.

Reporting by Olayemi Daniyan, editing by Daniel Adejo