IBM TO TRAIN NIGERIAN YOUTHS ON DIGITAL SKILLS

The Nigerian Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with tech giant, International Business Machines (IBM) West Africa on enhancing digital skills development in Nigeria.
The agreement signed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami is set to drive the digital literacy exposure among youths in Nigeria while providing a platform for validate societal building skills in the country. Its expected that a training for 12 to 16 weeks will achieve a diverse network of individuals skilled in the use of information technology.


The Minister was elated and emphasised that the deal was absolutely necessary and in line with the Presidential directive on digital economy development as initiated in November, 2019.
Country Director, IBM, Dipo Faulkner said the organisation was committed to social impact of digital technology in Nigeria and aims to scale access to digital skills jobs across africa.

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