Statistic has shown that about 65% of Nigerians are aged 35 years or younger and they are mostly considered to be millennial, highly skilled tech savvy generation, the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has said.
Dr Pantami made this assertion today during his keynote address at the 2018-2019 Huawei Nigeria ICT Competition Award and 2019 -2020 Launch Ceremony held at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.
The DG expressed satisfaction with the role Huawei Technologies is playing in the development of human capacity in the country, maintaining that government alone cannot fully cater for the ICT needs of the entire nation.
Dr Pantami also used the opportunity to congratulate the Nigerian students from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria who emerged 3rd place among the top three winners in the Global Final of Huawei ICT Competition held in China recently.
The highlight of the day was the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between NITDA and Huawei Technologies to launch ICT Academy, which is aimed at supporting NITDA’s digital capacity building and equipping youths with the right skill set that would prepare them for future work in a digital economy.