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Digital Inclusion: Nigerian govt empowers disabled persons in Southeast

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has organised a five-day ICT capacity development programme for persons living with disabilities in all the South-eastern states of the country.

In a statement on Wednesday, a Personal Assistant to Minister Isa Ali-Pantami, Yusuf Abubakar, said the programme titled: “Training in IT and Entrepreneurship” was held in Enugu state.

According to the statement, the training stemmed from the need to leverage entrepreneurial technologies and job creation especially in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The statement said: “With the vision of bridging the digital divide in Nigeria and ensuring that People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) are empowered with digital skills to thrive in the 21st-century global market as captured in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria.

“The programme which is a policy directive of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, is implemented by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA.

“The objective of the training is to facilitate and enhance Digital Inclusion among the participants and empower them with the digital skills and tools needed to thrive in the 21st century where digital transformation is dominating the globe,” the statement concluded.

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