In accordance with the second pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has started the first batch of this year’s Digital Entrepreneurship Training for adolescents across the nation.
Uwa Suleiman, the minister of communications and digital economy’s spokesperson, said in a statement that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is currently conducting training under the Ministry’s sponsorship with the goal of repositioning young people for the digital era through inclusion and empowerment while also accelerating economic growth through digital literacy and skills.
She continued by saying that fifty people from each of the following states—Delta, Cross Rivers, Katsina, Kano, Borno, Kwara, Oyo, Ondo, and Gombe—as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, have benefited from the program, which began on June 20. (FCT).
She said each beneficiary will receive a certificate of participation, a laptop, a mobile MIFI device with a three-month internet subscription, training materials, and a cash stipend to help them launch their digital entrepreneurial activities at the conclusion of the two-week program.