Mr Omoh Duke, an expert in software development, has appealed to the Federal Government to support private organisations to enable them promote digital literacy in Africa.
Duke, the Managing Director of ServeHub, an Abuja-based firm which specialises in developing online security software made the appeal on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that if the government supported private bodies, it would help in the promotion of digital initiatives to help in sensitising civil society organisations, citizens and aid development.
He said that the partnership would also help in prioritising digital literacy in their projects.
“It will aim to educate the target populations such as women and children on development issues such as health and financial inclusion through special digital literacy programmes.
“The partnership will also help the government in reaching millions of young people across the continent and educate them.”
Duke also advocated the signing of agreements in the promotion of healthcare delivery, education, information technology, which could be best achieved through digital literacy.
Duke said that if the government was to get the best of digital literacy partnerships, it would have to employ the use of innovation, information technology, including smartphones with a special concentration on women and rural communities. (NAN)