By Mike Odiegwu,
The Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, through the National Information Technology Development Agency, has empowered People with Disabilities (PWDs) in Rivers State with laptops after training them in digital skills and innovation.
It urged them to key into its drive to grow the economy by harnessing human creativity through Information Technology (IT).
The ministry, through NITDA, has concluded a five-day training programme of over 30 PLWD selected from the Southsouth in digital skill and innovation.
Director, Corporate Planning and Strategy, Dr. Aristotle Onumo, encouraged the participants to deploy their digital skills and make people feel their impact in areas they could no longer use their hands.
Addressing the beneficiaries, he said: “I know that you have gone through five days of intensive practical exposure to digital skills and are also empowered mentally and socially as well to go out there to create your digital world.
“There is no limit to what digital technology can do for you. As leaders, part of our responsibility is to give you the required digital skills and to ensure that for you to go out there and create your digital world so that you will create the required wealth and have your prosperity.”