As part of effort to the drive the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has taken the bull by the horn, organised an intensive training on ICT for women, which is also in line with the Agency’s key focus areas that strives to promote Digital Inclusion, stimulate ICT innovations and enhance the capacity of Nigerians to become employers of labour.
The programme began on the 4th April 2018, proceedings hold daily at the Manpower Development Institute (MDI), Dutse, Jigawa State. Today 13th April marks the official launch of the event by his Excellency, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar MON, mni, Executive Governor, Jigawa State. Also in attendance were, the Deputy Governor of the State, Barr Ibrahim Hassan, the Director General of NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FBCS, Head of Service, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Tahir, mni, Hon. Commissioner of Education, Science & Technology, Jigawa State, Hajiya Rabi Eshaq, among others.
NITDA choose Jigawa as the host state for the training because over the years Jigawa had made tremendous investments in the field of ICT, it conceptualised today’s Galaxy Backbone Ltd, an Information and Communication Technology service provider of the federal government. Also in the year 2000 it founded the Jigawa State Institute of Information Technology under the license of Informatics Academy, Singapore.
In a testimony of one of the participants, Fatima Abdulhafiz, “NITDA you have done a great job, this training is extremely informative, enjoyable and above all, valuable. I look forward to putting the knowledge I have acquired into practice” she said.