Pantami commissions NCC, USPF, NITDA projects

Towards advancing the digital economy vision of the Nigerian government, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has commissioned more projects executed by the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Universal Service Provision Fund.

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director of Public Affairs at the NCC.

According to the statement, the projects include the NCC’s Emergency Communications Centre, Ado-Ekiti; the Digital Awareness Programme for Secondary Schools, whose beneficiaries are Methodist Girls’ High School, Yaba, Lagos State and Bishop Okoye Girls’ Secondary School, Ukpor, Anambra State; as well as the School Knowledge Centre at Ijaloke Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, executed by the USPF.

Also, the minister flagged off the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture initiative located at the Jewel’s Suit, Okoe Urejee, Ado Ekiti, which was executed by the National Information Technology Development agency.

Pantami said, “The DAP is a programme by which the NCC, through the USPF, contributes to the digital economy by ensuring inclusive growth of human capacity development as well as economic development of the Nigerian population.”

Emphasising that the SKC is key to the digital economy agenda of the Nigerian government, Pantami said, “This is because FG understands that demand for jobs in the nearest future, as predicted by the World Economic Forum, would change completely. As such, job demands would be more on soft skills such as critical thinking, collaborative thinking, agility and adaptability among others, all of which can be aided by information and communication technology.”

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