By Gami Tadanyigbe

The National Information Technology and Development Agency (NITDA), has urged students to upgrade their knowledge on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for positive transformation and self reliance.

The Director General, NITDA, Mr Kashifu Abdullahi, made the call on Thursday, during a one day sensitisation programme on digital media, organized by the Information and University Relations Unit of University Of Abuja.

The DG, who was represented by Miss Bashira Hassan, spoke on the topic ‘Exploring Opportunities In The Digital Media Space’ said ICT helps facilitate learning and information sharing while also providing effective ways for organisations to reach their audience.

In his remark, the Vice Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, said digital media has come to stay in tertiarry institutions and helps promote values and achievement of any institution through digitilization.

The Vice-Chancellor, represented by the Dean, school of post graduate studies Prof. Gabriel Moti, however called on students of the institution to embrace information technology for self reliance and development of the country.

The Head, Information and University Relations Unit, DR. Habib Yakoob, said the essence of the sensitization program is to create awareness for the students, staff and university community on the use of social media and exploring opportunities in tbe media space.

The publisher PR-Nigeria, Mr Yushau Shuaib, who spoke on the topic Stakeholders Support for Promotion of Organisations on Social Media Space said social media offers opportunity for networking and building valuable customers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Present at the one day sensitization is the NUC boss who was represented and TETFUND representative. (NAN)

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