Two apps, the digital literacy mobile App and Omeife AI App have been introduced into Nigeria as per of the plans of stakeholders in the nation’s digital space to speed-up digital literacy in the county.
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the UNICCON Group launched the apps in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city.
The Digital literacy App marked a leap in technological innovation and inclusivity with its design to interact seamlessly in four local languages: Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, and Pidgin.
Speaking at the launch, the Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, recalled how NITDA and UNICCON Group had signed an MOU earlier in the year to partner on developing the digital literacy app.
Inuwa assured of NITDA’s commitment towards investing in UNICCON Group in terms of research, and called for developmental partners to collaborate to achieve this vision.
“As a government regulatory body, NITDA is saddled with the responsibility to deliver on the administration’s ambitious target of achieving 95% digital literacy by 2030, to enable Nigeria become a global superpower in digital economy, and Nigerians needs to be digitally literate,” said the NITDA boss.
He called on the UNICCON Group to attend the upcoming policy dialogues scheduled to hold in Lagos, Kano, and Port Harcourt, to provide a platform to exhibit Omeife and get possible feedback on how to improve on it, to make it the primary or main tool to implement NDLF in Nigeria.
Dr. Chuks Ekweme in his opening speech said that Omeife App is tailored to meet the Nigerian and African experience to users.
“The App can be used both by the literate and the illiterate. We are working on making Nigeria become one of the superpowers in the world”.
He said, Omeife is built with the capacity to provide an interactive, personalised experience for anybody acquiring the digital literacy skills.