The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Mr Kashifu Abdullahi says the inclusion of Digital Economy in the operation of the Ministry of Communication by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has played a critical role in reducing the negative impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi while recieving the Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General, Jamilu Sarharm and the management team of the Academy who were at the Agency to seek for collaboration and support.
Mallam Abdullahi stated that Nigeria is lucky to have started putting out measures aimed at promoting Digital Economy.
He recalled that the redesignation of the Ministry of Communications to Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the unveiling of Digital Economy Strategies and Planning and the Digital Nigeria project which focuses on digital capacity building and digital literacy would go a long way in re-shaping Economy in post-pandemic era.
Earlier, Major General Sarharm informed the management that the Academy has resolved to approach NITDA for assistance.
General Sarham said the NDA has over 2000 cadets and things are changing and affecting modes of learning especially during the lockdown adding that the whole world is now driven by ICT.
He said the Academy would want to engage in online training for cadets.