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FG signs MoU with Microsoft to enhance digital skills of 5m Nigerians

FG signs MoU with Microsoft to enhance digital skills of 5m Nigerians
October 12
15:13 2022

Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Microsoft, an American multinational technology company, to upskill 5 million Nigerians with digital skills. 

The federal ministry of communications and digital economy disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday.

It said the MOU was signed on the sidelines of the GITEX Global 2022 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday, adding that the agreement was in line with the country’s digital policy and strategy.

“In Dubai, on the sideline of GITEX2022 on behalf of the government of Nigeria, [tthe] minister of communications and digital Economy, Isa Pantami, signed an MoU with Microsoft to upskill five million Nigerians with digital skills in line with the digital Nigeria policy and strategy,” the tweet reads.



The ministry said a Nigerian delegation, led by the minister, also held a meeting with Oracle, a computer technology corporation, represented by its senior vice-president, Middle East and Africa (MEA).

It said the meeting was aimed at deepening collaboration in the areas of digital transformation, digital economy, among others.


Meanwhile, at the event, Pantami, who is also the chairman of World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), led the Nigerian delegation to a networking tour of Huawei pavilion.

In May, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) appointed Pantami as the chairman of WSIS forum 2022.

Pantami had said Nigeria has the potential that can transform the country into a global digital powerhouse.



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