Written by Austine ELEMUE

AEA trains 500 residents on digital skills

No fewer than five hundred residents of the Federal Capital Territory have been trained by the Abuja Enterprise Agency, AEA, on digital skills, to enable them effectively maximize the digital space. 

The beneficiaries were drawn from all walks of life, ranging from the media, micro, small and medium enterprises, MSME, amongst others, for the training, organised by AEA in conjunction with the Google Inc, as part of the activities to mark 2018 global entrepreneurship week. 

Our correspondent reports that the trainees were assembled in batches for a four-day free digital skills training, which kicked off last week, at the AEA Entrepreneurial Complex, Jahi, Abuja. 

Declaring the training programme open, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of AEA, Arabi Tukur, explained that the programme was meant to accelerate business, create employment opportunities, as well as reduce poverty in the territory. 

Tukur noted that the training aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of 500 participants in the thriving digital space, hence enhancing and facilitating business growth for rapid development of the society. 

He reiterated the commitment of the AEA to ensure continuous improvement of the MSME sector in the Federal Capital Territory. 

He urged participants to be open minded and focused on exploring the digital space for the good of themselves and the FCT at large. 

Also speaking, one of the resource persons, Tayo Olosunde, said digital skills for Africa is a Google initiative in conjunction with various training partners, which aims at training young people in digital skills. 

Olosunde said the initiative is geared towards the goal of helping close the digital knowledge gap in Africa, improve employability and job creation. 

The resource person opined that empowering entrepreneurs with digital skills remains critical to the development of the society. 

 

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