NITDA partners ACM on indigenous content creation

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has announced the partnership between the Federal Government and Africa Creative Market (ACM) aimed at training indigenous content creators on emerging technology.

Kashifu Inuwa,  Director General, NITDA revealed this in Lagos while giving a Keynote Address on “The Importance of Tech in the Creative Industry”, at the Africa Creative Market (ACM) event. He added that NITDA’s aim is to identify and build the teeming talents in Nigeria’s creative industry.

“We are partnering with ACM after this Summit to train you on Metaverse, Artificial intelligence, Blockchain and many more. We are identifying people that need the training and we will get the best trainers in the world to come and train the trainers,” he noted.

The DG challenged African creatives to be part of the crop of people who will create Metaverse, as the days of playing the catch-up game by Africa are over.

He said, “the creation of Metaverse will help achieve three things. Firstly, it will ensure ownership and protect copyright. Before now, you can do your work and someone can take it and share it online without even making reference to the owner of that content at all. But with emerging technologies such as Blockchain, NFT, etc, it will help you to be recognized for your work. If anyone buys that work or shares, he will see the owner of the work”.

The DG affirmed that the partnership will create talents and train them on how to use emerging technologies to excel and thrive in all they do. He also revealed that plans are already underway to train one million app developers in the next 18 months.


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