Ministry of ICT and Digital Economy

Headed by: Kwaghba Amande

The Ministry of ICT and Digital Economy typically plays a crucial role in promoting and developing the information and communication technology sector. Its responsibilities include:

  1. Digital Skills Training Programs: Implementing initiatives like “Benue Tech Skills” to equip local youths with relevant digital skills, fostering a workforce capable of meeting the demands of the digital economy.
  2. Youth Empowerment: Empowering young people through skill development programs, ensuring they are well-prepared for employment opportunities in the technology sector.
  3. Entrepreneurship Support: Encouraging entrepreneurship among the youth by providing resources and mentorship through programs like “Benue Tech Skills,” fostering the growth of local tech startups.
  4. Industry Collaboration: Facilitating partnerships between educational institutions, tech companies, and other stakeholders to enhance the alignment of skills training with industry needs.
  5. Job Placement Assistance: Assisting program participants in finding employment opportunities or internships within the local and national technology ecosystem.
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation: Continuously assessing the effectiveness of skill development programs, and adjusting strategies to address emerging needs and challenges.
  7. Promotion of Innovation Hubs: Establishing and supporting innovation hubs where young talents can collaborate, innovate, and contribute to the technological advancement of the region.
  8. Community Engagement: Engaging with local communities to raise awareness about the importance of digital skills and the potential opportunities in the digital economy.
  9. Inclusive Growth: Ensuring that the benefits of the “Benue Tech Skills” program reach a diverse range of youths, promoting inclusivity and equal access to opportunities.
  10. Feedback Mechanism: Establishing a feedback mechanism to gather insights from program participants, industry stakeholders, and the community, facilitating continuous improvement and adaptability.

This expanded list reflects the specific focus on youth empowerment and skill development through the “Benue Tech Skills” program.