Pantami, Ajiya, attend workshop on exploring trends in digital economy

Abuja—President of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Prof. Mohammed Ajiya was on Tuesday, part of the panelists who unraveled facts beyond the surface at the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU)–(Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) FCDO Roundtable and Technical Workshop on Building Capabilities for Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Transformation in Nigeria.

The workshop which took place at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, had Prof. Ajiya and other panelists discussing the Development of Digital Skills and Complementary Capabilities in Nigeria’s Digital Economy.

A statement by Akin Ogunlade, Head, Public Affairs Unit of the institute noted that the focus of their discussion was on identifying digital skill gaps and how the country can effectively drive capacity development, digital learning and educational programs to realize the gains of digital transformation.

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The panelists also discussed how to enhance the capabilities of stakeholders at the national level while supporting local initiatives and how to foster partnerships to access and maintain the resources required for a sustainable approach.

Dignitaries at the workshop are, Prof. Ali Isa Pantami, Honourable Minster of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and Mr. Kris Camponi, First Secretary, Head of Prosperity, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom.

Ms. Anne-Rachel Inné, Regional Director for Africa and Liaison to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and African Union, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) also attended the event.

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