The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Prof. Cleopas Angaye made a pledge to sponsor Python Programme training all over the country in order to develop software programming.
This was disclosed at a five day training programme titled “Python Africa Tour, Nigeria” for Open Source Software Capacity Building, which was recently held at the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
The DG expressed the desire of the Agency to consolidate on capacity building on the “state of art computer programming language for Free and Open Source Software”, (FOSS).
He said ” This capacity building which NITDA sponsored was organised by a Non – Governmental Organisation in respect to our mandate in the area of capacity building, and NITDA decided to collaborate with the NGO in order to foster and develop Nigerian skills in the area of usage of Free and Open Source Software, (FOSS)
The DG further reiterated the Agency’s desire to extend the training to other zones in the country although, financial constraints might restrict the agency from achieving this in earnest. He however, assured participants at the end of the event that the challenge to deter it from carrying out its mandate.
The event Programme Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer DATASPHIR, Omo Olaiya said his team was prepared to train a lot of Nigerians on Phython Language Programming adding that they were committed to take up Phyton in Nigeria and move it forward.
At the end of the workshop, certificates were awarded to the participants by the Director of Software Development and Technical Research.
Participants at this event were 60, with the next session expected to hold in Lagos.