The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has said that if we do not empower our people, they would become a problem to the society in future.
He made this assertion today while receiving a delegation from Peace House Charity Foundation, Yola, who were at the Agency’s Corporate Headquarter, Abuja, to seek for interventions in the areas of ICT.
The representative of the Director-General, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, Director, eGovernment Development and Regulation, stated that one of the mandate of the Agency is the deployment of ICT infrastructure as such the Foundation’s visit at this time is very apt as the Agency is relentlessly working on the implementation of the Digital Economy strategy.
“The Agency at the moment is looking for organisations to partner with to sustain Digital Capacity Training Centres deployed across the country,” Abdullahi affirmed.
He commended the effort of the organisation in assisting orphans with not only providing basic education but also the provision of skills, mentorship and moral upbringing.
Speaking earlier, Mr. Mohammad Bello, a Director with the Foundation said that the organisation was at the Agency to seek for ICT intervention and to commend NITDA’s effort in promoting ICT knowledge across the nation.
He stated that the organisation supports education for the orphans and the less privileged, promotes health care delivery, especially among women and children, provides sensitisation workshops for parents (mothers) on parenting and matrimonial home, promotes unity and encourages self-reliance among the populace.