Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, has stated that Nigeria’s path to achieving 95% digital literacy by 2030, as outlined in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), 2020 – 2030, currently appears more promising than ever.
Pantami presided over the graduation of participants at the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) two-week Digital Job Creation Training for the North-East in Gombe.
He said “The reason we train citizens is because digital skills are no longer considered a luxury, but necessities required in any business you do. If you want to be successful, you need to have digital skills,”, a statement by NCC said on Monday.
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The minister highlighted that recent reports of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that the performance of each sector of the economy, which indicated an unprecedented ICT contribution of 18.44 per cent to the economy, is very heart-warming about the prospects of the industry meeting with the expectations of the relevant policies.
“So, by implication, we set a record last year and we surpassed that record this second quarter of 2022 without involving the digital services. Only the ICT sector contributed 18.44 per cent, which can be attributed to the policies that we have introduced in the sector,” he said.
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