The Honourable Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has stressed that possessing digital skills is of great advantage in today’s global world when compared to degrees or certificates.
While commissioned the Community Information Technology IT Centre in Hadejia, Jigawa State on Monday, he urged the beneficiaries to take full advantage of the centre.
He informed the gathering that the riches people in the world today are those who have invested their time in coming up with disruptive innovative ideas such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos and further encouraged the benefactors to take full advantage of the centre and aspire to be like them.
The IT Community Centre is also in-tune with the Ministry’s vision under the leadership of Dr Pantami to create an enabling environment where digital innovation will thrive and ensure Nigeria becomes a digital powerhouse globally.
The projects executed by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) are aimed at enhancing skills development, bridge the digital divide and promote innovative digital solutions that will address challenges facing the country.
On his part, His Excellency, Governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for citing the project in Jigawa State.
The Governor encouraged his people to take full advantage of the centre, maintaining that ICT is the best business any individual can venture into at this present time.