Digital Nigeria’ Mobile App Launch: The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched the digital Nigeria portal and mobile app.
The Nigeria’s minister of communication, Isa Pantami,performed the virtual launch of the mobile application on Monday in Abuja.
He explained that the Digital Nigeria programme was a key component of the Digital Literacy and Skills Pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a Digital Nigeria which was being championed by himself.
Pantami said it was part of the government’s key agenda at empowering innovators and entrepreneurs with the requisite skills to thrive in an emerging digital economy today.
According to him “Today, we are formally launching the www.digitalnigeria.gov.ng portal and the ‘Digital Nigeria’ Mobile App. We are committed to enabling Nigerians acquire high level digital skills from the comfort of their homes,”.
Mr. Pantami said the ministry was committed to developing the capacity of Nigerians to use technology to solve problems.
“We will keep updating the course offerings to reflect global trends. The step by step procedure for using the platforms will be available on our website and social media pages,” he said.
In his words the “digital Nigeria programme will provide a platform to empower Nigerians to develop relevant skills to address challenges within our community.”
“The digital economy encompasses ICT and all digital services, which include all online activities in financial institutions, ecommerce, online tax payment, any form of online payment, online banking,” he added.
“When we consider these, the contribution of the digital economy could be up to 45 per cent or even more,” he added.
According to him, across the world, there is a growing focus on the need for developing skills, rather than merely acquiring degrees.
This is a welcomed development by the Federal Government of Nigeria.