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De Lorenzo SpA donates 1,000 e-learning solutions to Nigeria for digital skills development, job creation –NITDA

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE, Director-General of NITDA (l), with Mr. Luciano Prosperi, President of De Lorenzo SpA, at the Signing of Formal Attestation of Donation of 1,000 E-Learning Solutions   to NITDA, in Milan, Italy      Photo: NITDA

*The National Information Technology Development Agency affirms the significant equipment donation to the IT sector regulator aims to boost President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration’s efforts at enhancing technical and vocational skills targeted at creating jobs for the Nigerian youths

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

De Lorenzo SpA, a leading Italian company specialised in the design, development and production of technical and vocational training didactic equipment, has made a substantial donation to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

NITDA, which disclosed this development, said the foreign firm majors in production of equipment in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Machine Automation, Process Control, and Factory Automation, said
in a formal attestation of the donation, Mr. Luciano Prosperi, President of De Lorenzo SpA, confirmed that the company would be contributing one thousand (1,000) E-Learning Solutions, specifically designed by De Lorenzo, to NITDA.

Mrs. Hadiza Umar, Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations at NITDA, also stated the  significant donation “aims to bolster the ongoing efforts of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to enhance technical and vocational skills among the youths in the country targeted at creating jobs.”

According to the Information Technology (IT) sector regulatory agency, e-learning solutions encompasses a comprehensive mix of educational tools geared towards Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Machine Automation, Process Control, and Factory Automation.

The agency noted: “These purposefully manufactured resources reflect De Lorenzo’s commitment to fostering skill development in areas crucial to the 21st-century workforce.

“The collaboration between De Lorenzo SpA and NITDA goes beyond this generous donation, as the company affirms its readiness to actively participate in the development of skills essential for the modern world of work.”

NITDA also explained that De Lorenzo SpA is dedicated to providing ongoing support through the supply of purpose-built didactic equipment, ensuring that learners have access to cutting-edge resources that align with industry standards.

“NITDA, as a key player in advancing information technology and digital literacy in the country, welcomed this substantial contribution from De Lorenzo.

“The agency recognises the transformative impact of such partnerships in shaping the educational landscape and empowering the youths with relevant skills for the future,” the Head of Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations stated.

Nigeria’s IT sector regulator further said the innovation hubs, learning centres, Technology Development zones, and higher institutions of learning in the country would strategically utilise the donated e-learning solutions.

These are aimed to enhance engagement, promote active learning, visualise abstract concepts, personalise learning experiences, and make learning more accessible at the same time create jobs and build a sustainable digital economy, said NITDA in the statement.

It stressed the strategic alliance between De Lorenzo SpA and NITDA signifies a “shared commitment to fostering innovation, empowering the youths, and contributing to the socio-economic development” of Nigeria.

NITDA stated: “The donation is poised to make a lasting impact on the educational and professional journey of countless individuals, creating a ripple effect that will resonate across various sectors” of the Nigerian economy.

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