Increased Digital Literacy Skills as a Catalyst for Driving Nigerian Digital Economy- An Overview
Digital economy is being promoted in both developed and developing nations of the world. Nigeria, as a developing country, is not left behind in the promotion of the IT-driven economy across different sectors. Digital economy is the type of economy that is built around computing technologies, solutions, and platforms. Preliminary review of literature in this area revealed that focus has been more on the provision of wireless broadband and other technological infrastructure that are needed to support digital economy deployment. It was observed that digital literacy skills that are needed to drive it successfully are less canvassed for. This paper reported the prospects of having widespread digital literacy skills in promoting the digital economy. It focused on discussing how adequate training and exposure on various technologies should be a thing of priority among government and individuals in the country so that the technology-based economy can be fully harnessed. These relevant papers selected reported the overview of using digital literacy skills for attaining improved digital economy across different sectors in Nigeria.
Keywords: Digital Economy, Digital Literacy, Internet Penetration, Technological skills