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Digital Literacy: CITAD to train Nigerian Correctional Officers

In its continuous effort to institutionalise digitalisation programmes, particularly to equip Federal Public Institutions with various Digital Skills, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is set to train officers of the Nigeria Correctional Service for a Digitally Literate Workforce.

Executive Director of CITAD, Engr. Y. Z Ya’u made the commitment on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to Federal Maximum Security Prison, Jama’are, Bauchi State.

The Executive Director, said the NCS was one of the most crucial security arms of government that needed the relevant stakeholders collaboration to achieve a collective mandate for the growth and development of the country.

As such, he said, the Center will offer training on ICT to twenty (20) officers of the NCS and that it will donate a set of computer and printer to the prison administration, as well as to support entrepreneurship training for prison inmates.

Engr. Y.Z added that emerging technologies were changing mode of operations around the world, making it highly digitalised and competitive, paving way into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

On his part CSP Isa M. Umar, who is officer in charge of Jama’are Maximum Security Prison said the free training came at the right time when the global attention is shifting to the use of Information and Communication Technologies in different endeavors.

He also commended CITAD for its diverse interventions in Information Technology across the Northern Nigeria, stating that it was yielding positive results.

CSP Isa M. Umar, encouraged the organization to be consistent in deepening Information Technology across the country at large.

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