Participants of the Basic Digital Literacy Training Programme in the state have been advised to take all sessions of the training seriously to enable them acquire the needed skills to become major players in digital economy.
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, gave the advice in Asaba while declaring open the Basic Digital Literacy Training Programme organised by the state government in collaboration with Digital Access Programme Adviser and Country Lead of the United Kingdom Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
Governor Okowa, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah, said the programme was part of government’s efforts to leverage on digital literacy to reduce poverty index and to participate in the global fourth industrial revolution driven by Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
He said it was in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at eradicating poverty, ensuring quality education and reducing inequality as well as supporting Nigeria’s National Digital Policy and Strategy 2020-2030 to transform Nigeria into a leading digital economy.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary in the office of the SSG, Comrade Samuel Dietake, who stated that the world was in the fourth industrial revolution driven by information and communication technology, urged the participants to take the training seriously to compliment government’s drive to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality.
Someparticipants who spoke stated that they were happy to be part of the programme adding that it would enable them to participate in the fourth industrial revolution.