Nsima Ekere launches ‘ONEdigital’ to empower Akwa Youths with digital skills, stipends

The digital revolution happening around the world holds enormous potential in addressing the youth employment challenge; a challenge that today translates into two out of every five young people across the world being unemployed or working but living in poverty.

In his quest to equip young Akwa Ibomites with digital skills to enable them get conducive and decent jobs, the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) Dr Nsima Ekere launched the Obong Nsima Ekere Digital Empowerment Initiative, codenamed ONEdigital.

ONEdigital seeks to leverage the growing potential of the digital economy and demonstrating Nsima Ekere’s unparalleled commitment to the promotion of youth capacity building in Akwa Ibom state.

Participants would learn what it takes to build a successful startup and become a skilled and knowledgeable Digital Entrepreneur.

The ONEdigital training is ideal for individuals who have the passion, creative energy, vision & insight to start and grow online business or those who simply wish to upgrade their CVs and employability

Available training courses include:

» Digital Marketing

» Recharge Card business

» Mobile Money/Mini Banking Business

» Bulk SMS & Phone Number Generation

» Setting up Courier Services Company

» Professional Blogging

» Graphics Design

» Social Media Management

» Etc.

This 2-day program is designed only for youths aged 15 – 35, resident in Akwa Ibom state; who own laptops, smartphones, have valid ID cards (National ID, Driver’s License or Voter’s Card), and can afford internet data.

The training program would be delivered at central locations across the three senatorial zones of the state, (Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, Eket) to take it closer to beneficiaries.

Application is only available online at, where only successful applicants would be contacted with further information

310 beneficiaries (10/LGA) would be selected from the pool of applications from the website.

Only applicants who have laptops, smartphones, internet connection and reside in AKS would be considered.

Apply now at and follow @ONEdigitalng on Twitter and facebook for updates.

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