The Nigerian Communications Commission has collaborated with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria to establish a digital academy for SMEs.
According to a statement, SME Digital Academy is a public-private partnership initiative driven by it, SMEDAN, and Sapphital Learning Limited.
It added that the partnership aimed to equip entrepreneurs and start-ups with the necessary digital skills required to navigate a digitised world.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said the commission had continued to work towards providing information and communications technology support to various sectors in the country.
He added that with over 41 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria, proper empowerment of entrepreneurs would create an extremely powerful impact on the nation’s economic growth.
Represented by the NCC’s Director, Digital Economy, Dr. Austin Nwaulune, at the launch in Abuja, Danbatta said, “Knowledge is pivotal to the growth of entrepreneurship, as it provides the businessman or woman the know-how on raising capital, strategic partnership, and proper organisational, administrative, sales and marketing skills required to run an effective business.
“Knowledge is, therefore, the food of every economy, especially the digital economy, as it fuels its growth and stimulates the digital ecosystem.”