As part of its strategic plan to promote the use of modern information Communication Technology in daily life and businesses, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has trained Northwest Women Journalists on Information Technology (IT).
Speaking at the opening session of the two-day training organized by NITDA in collaboration with National Union of Women Journalist (NAWOJ) held in Dutse, Jigawa state, the Director General of National Information Development Agency Mallam Kashifu Inuwa said, the training was aimed at enhancing the capacity of the journalists to meet up with contemporary challenges.
“Today we are living in a digital era that has transformed the world to a global village, therefore everyone must catch up or left behind,” he said.
Kashifu Inuwa who was represented by the Head of ICT Outreach Unit of the agency, Bashir Ibrahim pointed out that embracing and applying Information Communication Technology, ICT, will help the participants to be able to compete with their professional colleagues within and outside the country.
He then, charged the participants to make best use of the opportunity given to them by putting what they learn to practice.
In her speech, the chief host and Chairman NAWOJ, Jigawa state chairperson, Hajiya Hauwa Ibrahim Ladan said the training with the theme “Digital Journalism” will provide the women journalists with best skill to migrate from analogue to digital operation.
Hajiya Hauwa Ladan commended the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Ali Pantami and DG NITDA Mallam Kashifu Inuwa for the training and provision of over 50 laptops to the participants.
She said, the participants are drawn from Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi Zamfara and Katsina state of the Zone A of the association.