National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has opened a multi-million naira Digital Capacity Building Centre to train Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The Centre is located at the Praxis Catholic e-School for IDPs in Abuja.
Chief Executive of the school, Ben Onwudinjo, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday.
According to Onwudinjo, NITDA Director-General, Dr Isa Pantani set up the centre at the school as part of the agency’s mandate of corporate social responsibility.
He said the school had awarded scholarships to 300 IDP students drawn from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to support the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI).
Onwudinjo said the centre, equipped with e-learning facilities, would empower IDPs in Abuja and its environs in the area of ICT to make them self-reliant.
The digital capacity building centre is being used to equally provide free ICT training for students preparing for Universities Matriculation Examination computer based test in Abuja and its environs.
It will also assist other Nigerians interested in acquiring knowledge in all areas of information and communication technology to boost the quality of education for national development.