Governor Okowa’s Basic Digital Literacy Training has started in Delta State, and participants have been told to take all sessions seriously in order to get the essential skills to become key digital economy players.
Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta state governor, gave the advice in Asaba while declaring open the Basic Digital Literacy Training Programme organized by the state government in collaboration with the United Kingdom Foreign Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) Office’s Digital Access Programme Adviser and Country Lead.
Governor Okowa, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah, said the initiative was part of the government’s efforts to increase digital literacy, eliminate poverty, and participate in the global fourth industrial revolution fueled by Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
He said it was in keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to eradicate poverty, improve education, and reduce inequality, as well as supporting Nigeria’s National Digital Policy and Strategy 2020-2030, which aims to develop the country into a leading digital economy.
Earlier, Comrade Samuel Dietake, the Permanent Secretary in the SSG’s office, stated that the world was in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, which was fueled by information and communication technology, and urged the participants to take the training seriously in order to support the government’s efforts to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality.