From Ahmed Kaigam, Bauchi
The senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District in Bauchi state, Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi, has established nine Information Technology Centers (ICT), in the six Local government councils of the district for training youth on ICT.
This was disclosed by the senator’s Personal Assistant on Students’ Affairs, Comrade Khalid Garba Barau, during a formal donation of JAMB Forms to 180 students in the senatorial district yesterday, with a promise by Ningi to support registration of successful students.
Emphasising that the project was borne out of the desire to take the teeming youths off idleness, Khalid said the youths were leaders of tomorrow, the reason why his numerous programmes were targeted towards them.
According to the PA, the centers which are spread across the six local government areas include, NIngi, Dambam, Misau ,Ganjuwa ,Warji and Darazo.
“Instead of waiting for non-existing government jobs, the youths will have an opportunity to develop themselves and become self-employed in the nearest future,” he said,
“The senator established a 500 capacity seater resource center comprising computer room and library in Ningi. The initiative is a continue process because the senator does not want the youth to be half-baked graduates especially in this computer era”. Khalid said.
Barau , encouraged the youths to be committed to their studies as this would give them a life time opportunity. “I want to remind the beneficiaries that the opportunity should not be misused and they should also appreciate the efforts of the senator, because the money comes from his salaries and allowances.
Responding on behalf of the youth, Aliyu Musa and Garba Saleh Tiyin, both of them beneficiaries of the scheme, thanked the lawmaker for his contribution to the growth of education in their constituency, noting that the gesture would improve and prepare them for future challenges.