KOWEN Project: 61 women graduates, 10 gets laptops in ICT Training

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Sixty-one rural women graduates from the Information Technology Centre organized by the state government at Dekina Local Government Area to bring ICT closer to the rural dwellers.kogi logo

The state Government presented Certificates to the sixty-one Women and empowered 10 outstanding trainee with Laptops at the Maiden graduation Ceremony of ICT Women Empowerment Program at Odu Ogboyaga.

While Speaking at the occasion, the state Governor Capt. Idris Wada who was represented by the Commissioner of health Dr Idris Omede said the ICT centers organized by the state government is meant to encourage and empower Women on ICT to ensure computer Literacy.

The Governor enjoined the people of the area and the graduands on ICT to use the medium to develop themselves and ensure the ICT Facilities are maximally utilized without being vandalized.

He said the present administration under his leadership is interested in seeing that the work force of the state gets the best in service delivery hence the need to develop and encourage the people on ICT across the state.

Speaking at the occasion the Wife of the Governor Hajia Halima Wada who said active participation is the only requirement to reap the full dividends of the project and to prepare them for the digital age, call on the people of the area to avail themselves the opportunity provided them to register for the training,adding that the program is a continuous process.

While congratulating the beneficiaries she said she is optimistic that the training will help them brace up to the challenges of the future by being self reliant and employer of labour.

She commended the present administration for her laudable achievement for the establishment of the Odu rural Information Technology centre, which she said is yielding desirable results.

Also speaking at the occasion the Commissioner of Science and Technology Hon. Usman Abdulmumuni said the purpose of the ICT center is to impact New ICT skills in the people of the area and ensure they are computer literate.

While commending the state Government for establishing six ICT Labouratories in six science schools, the commissioner appealed for more establishment of ICT labs in schools.

Earlier the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Hon. Florence Falade said the ICT program is first of its kind in the state and thanked the governor for his approval of the project and for donating computers to the graduants.

She advices the graduands to use of the skills acquired to support themselves and family to alleviate poverty.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, the instructor of the trainee Mr Omede Yahaya thanked the Governor for his effort in impacting positively on the lives of the people, and the wife of the Governor for empowering Women through her pet project (KOWEN).