The National Digital Economy A Strategy, NDEPS, is a program that lifts Nigerian young people out of poverty and enables them to become self-sufficient in society According to the Executive Vice President of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta, he explained that the NDEPS 2020 to 2030 program aims to implement federal government policies to engage youth in productive ventures to make them financially independent.
This statement was made by NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, in the Northwest of two weeks training organized by the Commission yesterday at the Canoe Campus of the Digital Bridge Institute, DBI.
Speaking further, Danbatta stated that the policy implementation would be a practical demonstration of the seriousness of the government to achieve a particularly critical pillar of the NDEPS 2020-2030.
The Executive Vice President of the NCC also instructed the Nigerian youth to acquire the necessary skills, including the required information and communication technology, ICT tools, which were acquired during the national digital literacy exercise to be used legitimately.
National Digital Economy Policy, Strategy Five Objectives
One of the main objectives is to support the digital literacy of Nigerian citizens and ensure that they acquire modern digital skills.
To reach about ninety-five percent digital literacy level in the country within the next ten years.
Another is to develop a digital education curriculum that helps young people meet the current and future needs of the digital economy.
The fourth goal is to ensure that indigenous technology companies can actively engage with state-funded technology programs.
Finally, among other possible goals, NDEPS hopes to ensure that policies and regulatory instruments fit the purpose and support the digital business environment.