Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency will train 100 women in ICT

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) of Nigeria launched a four weeks training program to empower women with access to ICT skills for entrepreneurship and business development. The program is intended to support the Economic, Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) recently launched by the government, by generating jobs in the Northern region of the country.

According to the official statement, signed by NITDA Director-General, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, “It is obvious that women have unequal access to economic opportunities than men, thus NITDA believes technology can be used to bridge the gap. The first batch of the program is scheduled to hold in the North West region and is aimed to train 100 women, create 300 hundred direct jobs and over 1000 indirect jobs. The training has started yesterday.”

Participants in the training will receive accommodation, food and healthcare services during the duration of the program. They will additionally receive a laptop computer, stipends and additional tools that they will require to succeed in the digital economy. The key objectives of the program include boosting digital literacy, creating jobs, and bridging the digital divide.

Source: Daily Post