The Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, National Information Technology Development Agency, Mr Kashifu Abdullahi, spoke in an interview on a range of topics surrounding NITDA.
There are numerous digital skills that are in demand and others required in improving the digital skill base of Nigeria. Some are certainly more complex than others. Some simple digital skills such as web design, graphics, design, digital marketing and so on are very beneficial in improving employability of our teaming youths.
Other higher-level skills such as Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, user experience and user interface design, software development, blockchain development, data science and big data analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, advance robotics and 3D/4D printing are also very necessary in building a resilient and strong digital economy.
As you may be aware, digital learning technologies are fast becoming global phenomena, and as distribution and platforms grow internationally, the market is projected to rise at 17 per cent per annum, to $252bn by the end of 2020.
We are therefore making concerted efforts to ensure that Nigeria becomes the digital skills hub for Africa.