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NCC’s Digital Job Creation Supports 2,000 Youth



NCC’s Digital Job Creation Supports 2,000 Youth

The NCC intervention program trained 2000 Nigerian youth, and 600 youths are currently undergoing training to find digital jobs.

iexclusivenews Nigeria reports that in a statement issued in Abuja, the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said the Digital Job Creation for Youths (DJCY) is part of a program designed to enhance the skills of youths across all Six Geopolitical Zones of Nigeria through customized training and the offer of fully loaded laptop computers with networking devices to equip them for the purposes of engaging in different digital entrepreneurship businesses that they may choose.

The beneficiaries are provided with free accommodation facilities for two weeks, during which resource persons in digital skills, business development, and management are engaged to retool them with their laptops to reorient them towards self-discovery, self-development, and self-employment.

Some of the objectives of the DJCY include molding youths with other skills with information and Communication Technology (ICT) proficiency to fit into the digital economy, as well as strengthening technical and scientific competencies among the youths with a view to creating opportunities for self-employment. It is also designed to improve access to ICT-enabled services such as banking and strengthen the ICT micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) sector of the economy.

DJCY relies on the provisions of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), 2020–2030, which encourage the promotion of Digital Literacy and Skills through “massive training of Nigerians from all works of life in order to enable them to obtain digital literacy and other digital skills.”

Hundreds of the participants in the previous two editions have reported gainful self-employment using the laptops and Internet connectivity tools provided by the Commission.

It is gratifying to note that the Commission has, through the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Ali Ibrahim Pantami, received the commendations of the Federal Government for the way and manner in which it efficiently and effectively designed and implemented this program for the benefit of Nigerian youths.

The Commission restates its full commitment to this program because of the positive feedback from the previous editions and the potential it has to enhance the digital opportunities of the Nigerian youth for the benefit of the nation’s digital economy.