The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the Kaduna State government have begun the process of training 75,000 people from the state in various aspect of Information Technology in order to enhance the human capital development.
This was disclosed in a meeting at the weekend in Abuja between NITDA’s Director General Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi and the officials of the state government led by the commissioner for Business Innovation and Technology, Mr. Idris Nyam and Mr Gerald Ilukwe.
Abdullahi said building the capacity of Nigerians should be seen as a requirement to enhance the drive towards digital economy.
He called on Kaduna to identify specialized skills it citizens need “and we would provide you with logistics.”
He said: “From our end, we are ready. If you send your request, we will engage our consultancy to see what we can do in line with our mandates.”
But the commissioner in his remarks stated that there was need for federal agencies to partner with state governments especially in the provision of intervention projects.
He added that there was political will in Kaduna to build ICT ecosystem, noting that NITDA’s partnership would help in achieving it.