ICT contributes 18.44% to National GDP

ICT contributes 18.44% to National GDP
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95% digital literacy in Nigeria has proven to be more likely.

A declaration has been made by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, that Nigeria’s goal towards the attainment of 95 percent digital literacy in 2030, as stated in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), 2020-2030, seems more promising than before. Presiding over the graduation of participants of the two week Digital Job Creation Training organized for the North-East in Gombe and facilitated by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Pantami described digital skills as necessities of any business and not luxury, which explains the reason for the training.

Apart from being an independent sector, ICT enables every other sector by fostering opportunities in education, health, agriculture, defense, trade, industry, security, manufacturing and investment. The graduating participants were thus appealed to by the minister to embrace the adoption of innovation-driven enterprises so as to boost their personal economic status and promote Nigeria into being a better place through the utilization of the training and knowledge they have newly acquired, rather than just wasting time online.

NDEPS 2020-2030 will achieve FG’s digital economy agenda.

As a result of the increased contribution of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector to the National Gross Domestic Product (GDP), digital literacy, a pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (2020-2030) that will aid the further acceleration of economic growth through youths on the platform of diversification through increased support for the ICT sector, has been empowered. It employs the strength of youths and empowers them for self-employment, this explains the reason for the Digital Literacy Training Initiatives for youths.

The Federal Government has therefore focused on the promotion of digital economy across Nigeria, birthing the rename of the Ministry of Communications to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. At the renaming of the ministry, Pantami reaffirmed the newly enforced digital Nigeria-oriented policies by the Federal Government to corroborate existing policies to achieve the delivery of reasonable benefits of digital economy to Nigerians. A major policy of the digital Nigeria-oriented policies is the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) 2020-2030, a ten-year eight-pillar blueprint for achieving the Federal Government’s digital economy agenda that was declared in November, 2019.

The Digital Job Creation Training has been held in FCT and nine states.

Digital literacy is the acquisition of skills that are required for sustenance in a society with increasing communication and access to information through digital technologies such as internet platforms, mobile devices, and social media. Some of the relevance of digital literacy is the improvement of communication in virtual environments; it promotes practical skills needed in using technology for the accessing and creating information in an ethical and sustainable way; it also enables easy interaction in the professional world.

The Digital Job Creation Training is a two-week program organized for the development and enhancement of the ICT skills of desirous youths in a bid to promote their growth in the untapped and commercially viable digital economy, not only locally, but globally also. The training, although it has been held in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) would be further conducted throughout the remaining geopolitical zones in the country. Upon conclusion of the training, participants are gifted starter packs which consist of a laptop with accessories, MiFi Modem with data subscription of three months and some money.

ICT surpasses 2021 record in contribution to the GDP.

According to the recent reports of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) concerning the performance of each sector of the Nigerian economy, as informed by the minister, there is an indication of an unprecedented 18.44 percent contribution of ICT to the economy, surpassing the record of 2021 at the second quarter of 2022 without the involvement of the digital services. The prospects of the industry meeting up with the expectations of the relevant policies exhibit accountability.


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Ask Nigeria
24 days ago

ICT contributes 18.44% to National GDP – 95% digital literacy in Nigeria has proven to be more likely. – Express your point of view.

Ultra0711
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23 days ago

This outlines the Digital Literacy Training Initiatives for young people, which put them to work and gave them the means to become self-employed.

Kazeem1
Member
23 days ago

improvement of young people’s information and communication technology abilities to help them succeed in the emerging, internationally competitive digital economy.

Bola12
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23 days ago

At the end of the course, it is good that participants are given startup packs as a gift. These packs include a laptop along with its peripherals, a MiFi Modem along with a data subscription for three months, and some money that is lovely.

Tolaniiii
Member
23 days ago

Literacy in the digital realm refers to the development of abilities that are necessary for survival in a society in which communication and access to information are constantly expanding.

Chibuzor
Member
23 days ago

The likelihood of the industry being able to live up to the standards set forth in the applicable rules demonstrating responsibility

Remi1
Member
23 days ago

Literacy in digital media will assist develop the practical skills necessary for using technology to access and create information in a manner that is both ethical and environmentally sustainable.

Christiana
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23 days ago

One of the many reasons why digital literacy is important is because it helps people communicate more effectively in online settings, which is fantastic.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
23 days ago

This explains the rationale behind the Digital Literacy Training Initiatives geared toward young people, as it puts young people to work and gives them the tools they need to become self-employed.

DimOla
Member
23 days ago

It is our hope that government is able to make this project a reality. For Nigeria to do well in ICT our government need to invest in it.

SarahDiv
Member
23 days ago

This government has always been the talking type and never the doing type. They kept on making promises that are not fulfilled. Long before now Nigeria has been left behind in ICT. I hope they can achieve the set goal on ICT.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
23 days ago

Instead of idly passing the time away on the internet, we need to work toward making Nigeria a more desirable location by encouraging people to use the education and experience they have recently gained to good use.

Taiwoo
Member
23 days ago

As a result, the participants who were graduating were given an appeal from the minister to embrace the adoption of innovation-driven businesses so that they might improve their own personal economic condition.

Hassan Isa
Member
23 days ago

In addition to being its own sector, information and communications technology is essential because it opens up doors in every other industry by providing more learning opportunities.

Adeolastan
Member
23 days ago

ICT has really contributed to the development of our country in so many ways,in term of providing job for the youths and also boost economy.

Adesanyaj72
Member
23 days ago

Training is necessary since digital skills are no longer a luxury but a need for any company, which explains why the training is being provided.

jdpumping
Member
23 days ago

Hmmmm by year 2030 to achieve 95percent in digital literacy,not possible another government will come on board and disband the idea and bring their own on board,all are looking for way to survive.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
23 days ago

Technology is also contributing towards our economy, it would serve as empowerment and employment opportunities for youths This is good, kudos to the ICT sector.

Tonerol10
Member
23 days ago

Technology has become every day activities in Nigeria. Digital skills as necessities of any business. We need to learn more to grow more

Haykaylyon26
Member
23 days ago

Technology is life now, ICT is showing alot of impact in our economy which is helping it to grow, helping the youth to serve as self employment so we should move more into ICT it is helping

Abusi
Member
23 days ago

Technology has taken over in this digital era. Information communication Technology is also contributing towards our economy. So we should leverage more on i. Our databases should be computerised.

theApr
Member
23 days ago

The ICT sector seems to be doing really well. Hence surpassing it’s 2021 record. Increased support towards the sector would be essential, as it would employ the strength of youths and empower them for self-employment. This explains the reason for the Digital Literacy Training Initiatives for youths.