Anambra state has launched the Solution Innovation District  (SID) as part of efforts to develop its human capital base through buildup of digital skills in young people. The state has signed a partnership agreement with Microsoft Africa and Wootlab Foundations to train 20,000 Anambra youths on various digital skills.

“The Solution Innovation District (SID) will work to create a functional ecosystem for our young people who are ready to tap into the possibilities of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Our government is ready to create an Anambra where the young people will be exposed to the exciting opportunities for self-sufficiency in the digital space,” said Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo at the launch ceremony in Awka, capital of Anambra.

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The governor added: “The demand for knowledge and skills is global. The certificate you possess doesn’t really matter to the world. They are more interested in your mental capacity and your manual dexterity. This is the game-changing moment, and this is my story.

“The desire to succeed and the desire to add value are the first requirements for success. Your knowledge and abilities will support you in achieving this. Being a Governor or President is temporary power, and after your tenure, the world continues. However, when you have knowledge and skills, you have power that lasts a lifetime.”


The SID is opened to young people and is part of the government’s plans to transition the state into the digital economy by creating opportunities for training in soft skills and bolstering capacity of small medium enterprises (SMEs) to accelerate leveraging technology and access to mentorship and funding whether in Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi, and other major urban centres in the state.

“The SID will be the hub for creative solutions, with a target of annually training 10,000 youths in digital skills, though we are starting with 20,000 today. Large opportunities exist for those with digital skills,” said the Special Adviser to the Governor on Innovation and Business Incubation, Mrs. Chinwe Okoli.

She added:  “The Solution Innovation District was established in Anambra State to foster and promote skill innovation, including that of digital skills. It will be a community of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and clever artisans who will all work together to find solutions to issues in Anambra, Nigeria, and around the world.”


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