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NITDA trains women on digital technology

Trainees at the event in Abuja

The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, has urged women to leverage the potential of digital technologies for business growth.

He made this call in Abuja during the opening of the NITDA Female Founders Training, an initiative aimed at empowering Nigerian women to harness their inherent potential for success through collaboration.

Represented by the Acting Head of Digital Literacy and Capacity Building, Dr. Amina Magaji Sambo, the DG announced the selection of 12 candidates, strategically chosen to represent each of the six geopolitical zones, out of a remarkable 7,151 applications from all 36 states.

The DG emphasized that the program aligns with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, focusing on investing in the digital economy to empower Nigerians with new skills, sustain jobs, and promote women empowerment for equity and parity.

Yakubu Musa, the Acting National Coordinator of the Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI), highlighted that the training aimed to provide support to female innovators building tech businesses.

Reporting by Abdullahi Lamino; editing by Hadiza Abdulraahman and Adeniyi Bakare