From Gambo Ahmed, Lafia
As part of effort of the present administration of President Buhari towards empowering women technologically, over 100 women are to be trained on Information Communications Technology in North Central Zone by the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA.
Declaring the official training open for the participants drawn from Nasarawa, Kogi, Kwara, Plateau, Niger and Benue respectively yesterday at the Nasarawa State Polytechnic ICT Hall Lafia, the state Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule described the initiative as laudable aimed at empowering women to be independent as well as abreast themselves with global technology.
Governor Sule who also assured NITDA that the state government is fully committed to give ample support to the imitative as according to him “ICT knowledge gives efficiency, transparency, accountability and it challenge cases of fraud. Digital technology is contributing immensely to the GDP of every nation. The need to embrace it is paramount”.
In his opening remark, the Director General of NITDA Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi said that the ICT training is an intervention by the Federal Government which is tailored toward empowering women for the better.
His words, “It will improve the living standard of women and their families. The scheme is designed to train 100 women from the North Central. The intention again is each woman will also train 3 women each”.
The D.G further reiterated that after the successful training, each woman would be provided with a Laptop, adding that the world today is digital in nature.
“We are living in a very exciting time where technology has tailored almost everything we do. Internet has transformed the way we live, think and move” Kashifu added.