Connect with us

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  •  The Edo Skills Development Agency EdoJobs says it has trained over 500 youth in the three senatorial districts of the state on Information and Communication Technology ICT This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to Edo Governor on Media and Commission Strategy Mr Crusoe Osagie on Friday It quoted the Managing Director EdoJobs Mrs Ukinebo Dare as saying that the trainings were targeted at equipping the youth with the right skillsets to build careers in Nigeria s technology scene Dare said that 50 participants were currently undergoing courses on data science and artificial intelligence while 500 others had participated in the programme since its commencement She said that the next phase of the training would take place in Auchi Ekpoma Irrua and Igbesanmwan communities with each centre training about 33 people The director said that EdoJobs had continued to lead in extensive skills development programmes across the state Edojobs has contributed significantly to the over 150 000 jobs created by the Obaseki led government The State has leveraged on human capacity building in creating the skilled manpower required to drive its industrialisation plans We are confident that these trainings will equip our youth with skills and the expertise to pursue careers in science and technology while providing them with the needed insight to thrive in the ICT dominated digital world She said that the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programmes were opportunities for more youth to gain sellable skills that would make them stand out as entrepreneurs and employers of labour She continued Entrepreneurship development will further address the problem of poverty hunger unemployment and ever rising criminality among the youth Dare added that several training programmes were ongoing at the Edo Innovation Hub in Benin the Edo capital Edited By Nick Nicholas Donald Ugwu
    Edo Agency trains over 500 youths on data science, artificial intelligence
     The Edo Skills Development Agency EdoJobs says it has trained over 500 youth in the three senatorial districts of the state on Information and Communication Technology ICT This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to Edo Governor on Media and Commission Strategy Mr Crusoe Osagie on Friday It quoted the Managing Director EdoJobs Mrs Ukinebo Dare as saying that the trainings were targeted at equipping the youth with the right skillsets to build careers in Nigeria s technology scene Dare said that 50 participants were currently undergoing courses on data science and artificial intelligence while 500 others had participated in the programme since its commencement She said that the next phase of the training would take place in Auchi Ekpoma Irrua and Igbesanmwan communities with each centre training about 33 people The director said that EdoJobs had continued to lead in extensive skills development programmes across the state Edojobs has contributed significantly to the over 150 000 jobs created by the Obaseki led government The State has leveraged on human capacity building in creating the skilled manpower required to drive its industrialisation plans We are confident that these trainings will equip our youth with skills and the expertise to pursue careers in science and technology while providing them with the needed insight to thrive in the ICT dominated digital world She said that the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programmes were opportunities for more youth to gain sellable skills that would make them stand out as entrepreneurs and employers of labour She continued Entrepreneurship development will further address the problem of poverty hunger unemployment and ever rising criminality among the youth Dare added that several training programmes were ongoing at the Edo Innovation Hub in Benin the Edo capital Edited By Nick Nicholas Donald Ugwu
    Edo Agency trains over 500 youths on data science, artificial intelligence
    Science & Technology3 years ago

    Edo Agency trains over 500 youths on data science, artificial intelligence

    The Edo Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) says it has trained over 500 youth in the three senatorial districts of the state on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

    This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to Edo Governor on Media and Commission Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, on Friday.

    It quoted the Managing Director, EdoJobs, Mrs Ukinebo Dare, as saying that the trainings were targeted at equipping the youth with the right skillsets to build careers in Nigeria’s technology scene.

    Dare said that 50 participants were currently undergoing courses on data science and artificial intelligence, while 500 others had participated in the programme since its commencement.

    She said that the next phase of the training would take place in Auchi, Ekpoma, Irrua and Igbesanmwan communities, with each centre training about 33 people.

    The director said that EdoJobs had continued to lead in extensive skills development programmes across the state.

    “Edojobs has contributed significantly to the over 150,000 jobs created by the Obaseki-led government.

    “The State has leveraged on human capacity building in creating the skilled manpower required to drive its industrialisation plans.”

    “We are confident that these trainings will equip our youth with skills and the expertise to pursue careers in science and technology while providing them with the needed insight to thrive in the ICT-dominated digital world.”

    She said that the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programmes were opportunities for more youth to gain sellable skills that would make them stand out as entrepreneurs and employers of labour.

    She continued: “Entrepreneurship development will further address the problem of poverty, hunger, unemployment, and ever-rising criminality among the youth.

    Dare added that several training programmes were ongoing at the Edo Innovation Hub in Benin, the Edo capital.


    Edited By: Nick Nicholas/Donald Ugwu

  •  The Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS has inaugurated a National Intelligence Gathering System to gather data and track tax evaders and defaulters across the country The FIRS Director Communications and Liaison Department Mr Abdullahi Ismaila made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday Ismaila said the Executive Chairman FIRS Mr Muhammad Nami revealed this during an inter agency collaborative visit to the Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC Prof Bolaji Owansanoye on Wednesday Nami explained that the new system would help to track tax evaders with a view to bringing them to book and make them pay their fair share of taxes to the country According to him the intelligence gathering system is Information and Communication Technology ICT based being implemented in collaboration with the ICPC and other anti corruption agencies as well as financial institutions He added that the system would help to tackle economy based crimes including money laundering The ICPC is our critical stakeholder We are improving our collaboration with the commission to track tax fraud and block all revenue leakages to ensure that we raise the revenue for the government to fund its budget We need the data and intelligence which you have to help us track tax evaders and bring them into the tax net He said that the Service was also restructuring and revamping its system to enable it surpass its 2020 revenue target Edited By Maharazu Ahmed
    FIRS inaugurates intelligence system to track tax evaders
     The Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS has inaugurated a National Intelligence Gathering System to gather data and track tax evaders and defaulters across the country The FIRS Director Communications and Liaison Department Mr Abdullahi Ismaila made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday Ismaila said the Executive Chairman FIRS Mr Muhammad Nami revealed this during an inter agency collaborative visit to the Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC Prof Bolaji Owansanoye on Wednesday Nami explained that the new system would help to track tax evaders with a view to bringing them to book and make them pay their fair share of taxes to the country According to him the intelligence gathering system is Information and Communication Technology ICT based being implemented in collaboration with the ICPC and other anti corruption agencies as well as financial institutions He added that the system would help to tackle economy based crimes including money laundering The ICPC is our critical stakeholder We are improving our collaboration with the commission to track tax fraud and block all revenue leakages to ensure that we raise the revenue for the government to fund its budget We need the data and intelligence which you have to help us track tax evaders and bring them into the tax net He said that the Service was also restructuring and revamping its system to enable it surpass its 2020 revenue target Edited By Maharazu Ahmed
    FIRS inaugurates intelligence system to track tax evaders
    Economy3 years ago

    FIRS inaugurates intelligence system to track tax evaders

    The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has inaugurated a National Intelligence Gathering System to gather data and track tax evaders and defaulters across the country.

    The FIRS Director, Communications and Liaison Department, Mr Abdullahi Ismaila made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Ismaila said the Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr Muhammad Nami, revealed this during an inter-agency collaborative visit to the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owansanoye on Wednesday.

    Nami explained that the new system would help to track tax evaders with a view to bringing them to book and make them pay their fair share of taxes to the country.

    According to him, the intelligence gathering system is Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based, being implemented in collaboration with the ICPC and other anti-corruption agencies as well as financial institutions.

    He added that the system would help to tackle economy-based crimes, including money laundering.

    “The ICPC is our critical stakeholder. We are improving our collaboration with the commission to track tax fraud and block all revenue leakages to ensure that we raise the revenue for the government to fund its budget.

    “We need the data and intelligence which you have to help us track tax evaders and bring them into the tax net”.

    He said that the Service was also restructuring and revamping its system to enable it surpass its 2020 revenue target.


    Edited By: Maharazu Ahmed

  •  Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative EWEI an NGO says it will conduct research on factors affecting female students choices to study Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM in higher institutions The organisation s Programme Officer Ms Grace Isah made this known in a statement in Kaduna on Tuesday to commemorate the 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science IDWGS Isah said that the research would be conducted among 1 000 final year secondary school girls in five local government areas of Kaduna State She explained that the aim was to uncover factors encouraging or discouraging girls from choosing STEM related fields of study in higher institutions The study is designed to inform government at all levels policy makers the general public and development partners on factors preventing young girls from studying science and technology based elated disciplines in higher institutions It will also help in promoting equal access to science and technology based disciplines for women and girls and create the needed gender equality and empowerment for women and girls she said The officer said that EWEI would work closely with partners state actors parents and community members throughout the study and make the findings public on Feb 11 2021 According to her science and innovation brings life changing benefits especially for those left behind particularly women and girls living in remote areas the elderly and people with disabilities Studying science related discipline will also ensure decent jobs of the future and also create market for women s innovative ideas and products But currently only 30 per cent of researchers worldwide were women and only 35 per cent of all students enrolled in STEM related fields of study are women Also female students enrolment in Information and Communication Technology ICT disciplines globally is three per cent Similarly girls studying natural science mathematics and statistics constitute only five per cent while those studying engineering manufacturing and construction were only eight per cent Isah reiterated EWEI s commitment to promote the advancement of women and girls in science through its Educational Subsidy Programme She said that through the programme EWEI is supporting adolescent girls to complete their secondary school education and provide them a six month internship at the NGO while they await their enrolment into higher institutions The Nigeria News Agency reports that EWEI a Kaduna based NGO was founded in 2008 to provide multi sectoral interventions towards the empowerment of girls and women The organisation is empowering women and young girls in Kaduna State through enlightenment capacity building information dissemination advocacy and community service projects Edited By Maharazu Ahmed
    NGO to conduct research on girls’ low interest in Science, Mathematics
     Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative EWEI an NGO says it will conduct research on factors affecting female students choices to study Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM in higher institutions The organisation s Programme Officer Ms Grace Isah made this known in a statement in Kaduna on Tuesday to commemorate the 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science IDWGS Isah said that the research would be conducted among 1 000 final year secondary school girls in five local government areas of Kaduna State She explained that the aim was to uncover factors encouraging or discouraging girls from choosing STEM related fields of study in higher institutions The study is designed to inform government at all levels policy makers the general public and development partners on factors preventing young girls from studying science and technology based elated disciplines in higher institutions It will also help in promoting equal access to science and technology based disciplines for women and girls and create the needed gender equality and empowerment for women and girls she said The officer said that EWEI would work closely with partners state actors parents and community members throughout the study and make the findings public on Feb 11 2021 According to her science and innovation brings life changing benefits especially for those left behind particularly women and girls living in remote areas the elderly and people with disabilities Studying science related discipline will also ensure decent jobs of the future and also create market for women s innovative ideas and products But currently only 30 per cent of researchers worldwide were women and only 35 per cent of all students enrolled in STEM related fields of study are women Also female students enrolment in Information and Communication Technology ICT disciplines globally is three per cent Similarly girls studying natural science mathematics and statistics constitute only five per cent while those studying engineering manufacturing and construction were only eight per cent Isah reiterated EWEI s commitment to promote the advancement of women and girls in science through its Educational Subsidy Programme She said that through the programme EWEI is supporting adolescent girls to complete their secondary school education and provide them a six month internship at the NGO while they await their enrolment into higher institutions The Nigeria News Agency reports that EWEI a Kaduna based NGO was founded in 2008 to provide multi sectoral interventions towards the empowerment of girls and women The organisation is empowering women and young girls in Kaduna State through enlightenment capacity building information dissemination advocacy and community service projects Edited By Maharazu Ahmed
    NGO to conduct research on girls’ low interest in Science, Mathematics
    Education3 years ago

    NGO to conduct research on girls’ low interest in Science, Mathematics

    Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative (EWEI), an NGO, says it will conduct research on factors affecting female students’ choices to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in higher institutions.

    The organisation’s Programme Officer, Ms Grace Isah, made this known in a statement in Kaduna on Tuesday to commemorate the 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGS).

    Isah said that the research would be conducted among 1,000 final year secondary school girls in five local government areas of Kaduna State.

    She explained that the aim was to uncover factors encouraging or discouraging girls from choosing STEM related fields of study in higher institutions.

    “The study is designed to inform government at all levels, policy makers, the general public, and development partners on factors preventing young girls from studying science and technology-based elated disciplines in higher institutions.

    “It will also help in promoting equal access to science and technology-based disciplines for women and girls and create the needed gender equality and empowerment for women and girls,” she said.

    The officer said that EWEI would work closely with partners, state actors, parents and community members throughout the study and make the findings public on Feb. 11, 2021.

    According to her, science and innovation brings life-changing benefits, especially for those left behind, particularly women and girls living in remote areas, the elderly and people with disabilities.

    “Studying science related discipline will also ensure decent jobs of the future and also create market for women’s innovative ideas and products.

    “But currently, only 30 per cent of researchers worldwide were women, and only 35 per cent of all students enrolled in STEM related fields of study are women.

    “Also, female students’ enrolment in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) disciplines globally is three per cent.

    “Similarly, girls studying natural science, mathematics and statistics, constitute only five per cent, while those studying engineering, manufacturing and construction were only eight per cent.”

    Isah reiterated EWEI’s commitment to promote the advancement of women and girls in science through its Educational Subsidy Programme.

    She said that through the programme, EWEI is supporting adolescent girls to complete their secondary school education and provide them a six-month internship at the NGO while they await their enrolment into higher institutions.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that EWEI, a Kaduna-based NGO was founded in 2008 to provide multi-sectoral interventions towards the empowerment of girls and women.

    The organisation is empowering women and young girls in Kaduna State through enlightenment, capacity building, information dissemination, advocacy and community service projects.


    Edited By: Maharazu Ahmed

  •  The Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu and the Mayor of Brampton City in Ontario Canada His Worship Mr Patrick Brown on Tuesday discussed on ways to collaborate using technology Nigeria News Agency reports that Brown led a delegation to Lagos State House Ikeja on a courtesy visit to Sanwo Olu The governor said that leveraging technology would facilitate the ease of doing business in the state Sanwo Olu said there was no point requesting Nigerians abroad to come back home to invest if the local business environment was not made to support their aspirations He said the Canadian city shared similar history with Lagos as both cities had grown over the decades to become the hubs of commerce and Information and Communication Technology ICT The governor commended the efforts made by the mayor to accelerate more development in Brampton which hosted a large population of Nigerians He said that Lagos would be seeking bilateral cooperation with the political leadership of the Canadian city in the areas of cyber security food security technology among others According to him the state has embarked on intensive infrastructural programme to make Lagos more attractive to people in the Diaspora to invest in All these efforts will sustain the position of Lagos as the first destination for business and keep our economy growing at a steady pace Lagos is the tech hub in the sub Saharan Africa and there are many collaborations we can seal with Brampton in the area of cyber security Only yesterday Monday the state cabinet passed the development of 3 000km metropolitan fibre initiative all around the city When this is done we will be able to leapfrog on this to build several capabilities using technology It means that we are transforming Lagos to a smart city and city of the future driven by technology This will also enhance our Ease of Doing Business Policy which foreign investors and Diaspora can tap into he said Sanwo Olu said the smart city initiative of his administration would enhance the capacity of the government to leverage technology in improving security and drive up tourism potential of the state Earlier in his remark Brown described Nigerians living in Brampton as resilient people as their influence on the city s economy and culture contributed to its economic prosperity and social development He said that because of the resilience of Nigerians in Canada the country decided to focus on Nigeria and see possible areas of collaboration The City of Brampton in Canada has a growing Nigerian Diaspora that has been very successful The community is very successful in Canada There are business leaders in all spheres in the community in Canada they have been great ambassadors for the country so the government needs to put emphasis on Nigeria The government needs to pay attention to Nigeria So we are here looking at opportunities to work closer together Brown said Edited By Gregg Mmaduakolam Chukwudi Ekezie
    Lagos, Canada discuss bilateral cooperation in technology
     The Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu and the Mayor of Brampton City in Ontario Canada His Worship Mr Patrick Brown on Tuesday discussed on ways to collaborate using technology Nigeria News Agency reports that Brown led a delegation to Lagos State House Ikeja on a courtesy visit to Sanwo Olu The governor said that leveraging technology would facilitate the ease of doing business in the state Sanwo Olu said there was no point requesting Nigerians abroad to come back home to invest if the local business environment was not made to support their aspirations He said the Canadian city shared similar history with Lagos as both cities had grown over the decades to become the hubs of commerce and Information and Communication Technology ICT The governor commended the efforts made by the mayor to accelerate more development in Brampton which hosted a large population of Nigerians He said that Lagos would be seeking bilateral cooperation with the political leadership of the Canadian city in the areas of cyber security food security technology among others According to him the state has embarked on intensive infrastructural programme to make Lagos more attractive to people in the Diaspora to invest in All these efforts will sustain the position of Lagos as the first destination for business and keep our economy growing at a steady pace Lagos is the tech hub in the sub Saharan Africa and there are many collaborations we can seal with Brampton in the area of cyber security Only yesterday Monday the state cabinet passed the development of 3 000km metropolitan fibre initiative all around the city When this is done we will be able to leapfrog on this to build several capabilities using technology It means that we are transforming Lagos to a smart city and city of the future driven by technology This will also enhance our Ease of Doing Business Policy which foreign investors and Diaspora can tap into he said Sanwo Olu said the smart city initiative of his administration would enhance the capacity of the government to leverage technology in improving security and drive up tourism potential of the state Earlier in his remark Brown described Nigerians living in Brampton as resilient people as their influence on the city s economy and culture contributed to its economic prosperity and social development He said that because of the resilience of Nigerians in Canada the country decided to focus on Nigeria and see possible areas of collaboration The City of Brampton in Canada has a growing Nigerian Diaspora that has been very successful The community is very successful in Canada There are business leaders in all spheres in the community in Canada they have been great ambassadors for the country so the government needs to put emphasis on Nigeria The government needs to pay attention to Nigeria So we are here looking at opportunities to work closer together Brown said Edited By Gregg Mmaduakolam Chukwudi Ekezie
    Lagos, Canada discuss bilateral cooperation in technology
    Politics3 years ago

    Lagos, Canada discuss bilateral cooperation in technology

    The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Mayor of Brampton City in Ontario, Canada, His Worship, Mr Patrick Brown, on Tuesday discussed on ways to collaborate using technology.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that Brown led a delegation to Lagos State House, Ikeja, on a courtesy visit to Sanwo-Olu.

    The governor said that leveraging technology would facilitate the ease of doing business in the state.

    Sanwo-Olu said there was no point requesting Nigerians abroad to come back home to invest if the local business environment was not made to support their aspirations.

    He said the Canadian city shared similar history with Lagos as both cities had grown over the decades to become the hubs of commerce and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

    The governor commended the efforts made by the mayor to accelerate more development in Brampton, which hosted a large population of Nigerians.

    He said that Lagos would be seeking bilateral cooperation with the political leadership of the Canadian city in the areas of cyber security, food security, technology, among others.

    According to him, the state has embarked on intensive infrastructural programme to make Lagos more attractive to people in the Diaspora to invest in.

    “All these efforts will sustain the position of Lagos as the first destination for business and keep our economy growing at a steady pace.

    “Lagos is the tech. hub in the sub-Saharan Africa and there are many collaborations we can seal with Brampton in the area of cyber security.

    “Only yesterday (Monday), the state cabinet passed the development of 3,000km  metropolitan fibre initiative all around the city.

    “When this is done, we will be able to leapfrog on this to build several capabilities using technology. It means that we are transforming Lagos to a smart city and city of the future driven by technology.

    “This will also enhance our Ease of Doing Business Policy, which foreign investors and Diaspora can tap into,” he said.

    Sanwo-Olu said the smart city initiative of his administration would enhance the capacity of the government to leverage technology in improving security and drive up tourism potential of the state.

    Earlier in his remark, Brown described Nigerians living in Brampton as ”resilient people”, as their influence on the city’s economy and culture contributed to its economic prosperity and social development.

    He said that because of the resilience of Nigerians in Canada, the country decided to focus on Nigeria and see possible areas of collaboration.

    “The City of Brampton in Canada has a growing Nigerian Diaspora that has been very successful. The community is very successful in Canada.

    “There are business leaders in all spheres in the community in Canada, they have been great ambassadors for the country, so the government needs to put emphasis on Nigeria.

    “The government needs to pay attention to Nigeria. So we are here looking at opportunities to work closer together,” Brown said.


    Edited By: Gregg Mmaduakolam/Chukwudi Ekezie

  •  A Non Governmental Organization NGO the Kukah Centre TKC Abuja has donated 48 tablets and a laptop computer to the Mahuta Primary School in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State The Education Secretary of the council Dr Ibrahim Danmaraya made the disclosure in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Kaduna NAN reports that TKC a Nigeria based policy research institute was founded by Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto Danmaraya said the gesture was to compliment the state government s effort to improve the quality of teaching and learning at basic level He added that the gesture was also in line with the current administration s effort to encourage e learning and teaching process through the application of Information and Communication Technology ICT The secretary said that pupils and teachers of the school would soon be train on proper application of IT facilities to improve the learning outcomes He thanked TKC for the support saying that It will go a long way to support the state government s drive to deliver quality and functional education to children in the state According to him such partnership with relevant stakeholders to move the education sector forward was yielding results sequel to continued support from various NGOs Just recently the Nigerian Breweries Plc handed over a renovated block of five classrooms and six toilets at the Primary School Nasarawa II Kaduna to improve learning environment Similarly Women Initiative for Sustainable Development has equally donated hand washing facilities at Primary School Tsaunin Kura in Sabo GRA Kaduna to improve sanitation and hygiene in the school Other NGOs that have been supporting us to deliver our mandate include Oando Foundation Hope for the Village Child and Emerald Isle Foundation he said Danmaray commended the Chairperson of the Council Hajiya Hadiza Yahuza over the support to education development in the area He revealed that the council had recently procured and distributed about 1 000 furniture and instructional materials to primary schools in the area This and many other supports from our partners have significantly improved leaning outcome in our schools For example one of our school recently came second at the National Inter Primary School Quiz Competition on Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH This is a clear indication that Gov Nasir El Rufa i investments in the education sector and the support from relevant stakeholders are yielding results he added Edited By Celine Damilola Oyewole Rabiu Sani Ali
    Foundation donates e-learning materials to school in Kaduna – Official
     A Non Governmental Organization NGO the Kukah Centre TKC Abuja has donated 48 tablets and a laptop computer to the Mahuta Primary School in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State The Education Secretary of the council Dr Ibrahim Danmaraya made the disclosure in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Kaduna NAN reports that TKC a Nigeria based policy research institute was founded by Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto Danmaraya said the gesture was to compliment the state government s effort to improve the quality of teaching and learning at basic level He added that the gesture was also in line with the current administration s effort to encourage e learning and teaching process through the application of Information and Communication Technology ICT The secretary said that pupils and teachers of the school would soon be train on proper application of IT facilities to improve the learning outcomes He thanked TKC for the support saying that It will go a long way to support the state government s drive to deliver quality and functional education to children in the state According to him such partnership with relevant stakeholders to move the education sector forward was yielding results sequel to continued support from various NGOs Just recently the Nigerian Breweries Plc handed over a renovated block of five classrooms and six toilets at the Primary School Nasarawa II Kaduna to improve learning environment Similarly Women Initiative for Sustainable Development has equally donated hand washing facilities at Primary School Tsaunin Kura in Sabo GRA Kaduna to improve sanitation and hygiene in the school Other NGOs that have been supporting us to deliver our mandate include Oando Foundation Hope for the Village Child and Emerald Isle Foundation he said Danmaray commended the Chairperson of the Council Hajiya Hadiza Yahuza over the support to education development in the area He revealed that the council had recently procured and distributed about 1 000 furniture and instructional materials to primary schools in the area This and many other supports from our partners have significantly improved leaning outcome in our schools For example one of our school recently came second at the National Inter Primary School Quiz Competition on Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH This is a clear indication that Gov Nasir El Rufa i investments in the education sector and the support from relevant stakeholders are yielding results he added Edited By Celine Damilola Oyewole Rabiu Sani Ali
    Foundation donates e-learning materials to school in Kaduna – Official
    Education3 years ago

    Foundation donates e-learning materials to school in Kaduna – Official

    A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), the Kukah Centre (TKC), Abuja has donated 48 tablets and a laptop computer to the Mahuta Primary School in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

    The Education Secretary of the council, Dr Ibrahim Danmaraya, made the disclosure in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Kaduna.

    NAN reports that TKC, a Nigeria-based policy research institute was founded by Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto.

    Danmaraya said the gesture was to compliment the state government’s effort to improve the quality of teaching and learning at basic level.

    He added that the gesture was also in line with the current administration’s effort to encourage e-learning and teaching process through the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

    The secretary said that pupils and teachers of the school would soon be train on proper application of IT facilities to improve the learning outcomes.

    He thanked TKC for the support, saying that: “It will go a long way to support the state government’s drive to deliver quality and functional education to children in the state.”

    According to him, such partnership with relevant stakeholders to move the education sector forward was yielding results sequel to continued support from various NGOs.

    “Just recently, the Nigerian Breweries Plc. handed over a renovated block of five classrooms and six toilets at the Primary School Nasarawa II, Kaduna, to improve learning environment.

    “Similarly, Women Initiative for Sustainable Development has equally donated hand washing facilities at Primary School Tsaunin Kura in Sabo GRA Kaduna to improve sanitation and hygiene in the school.

    “Other NGOs that have been supporting us to deliver our mandate include Oando Foundation, Hope for the Village Child and Emerald-Isle Foundation,” he said.

    Danmaray commended the Chairperson of the Council, Hajiya Hadiza Yahuza, over the support to education development in the area.

    He revealed that the council had recently procured and distributed about 1, 000 furniture and instructional materials to primary schools in the area.

    “This and many other supports from our partners have significantly improved leaning outcome in our schools.

    “For example, one of our school recently came second at the National Inter Primary School Quiz Competition on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

    “This is a clear indication that Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i investments in the education sector and the support from relevant stakeholders are yielding results,” he added.


    Edited By: Celine-Damilola Oyewole/Rabiu Sani Ali

  •  The Federal Government and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are to explore areas of partnership in the education sector as a means of deepening their longstanding relationship The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Mr Sonny Echono said this in Abuja when a team from the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael led by its General Director Monika Sie Dhian Ho visited him Mr Ben Goong Deputy Director Press amp Public Relations Unit Federal Ministry of Education in a statement on Tuesday quoted Echono as saying that the visit was a welcome development as Nigeria stands to gain a lot from the partnership According to the Permanent Secretary there are many aspects of the education sector that need the intervention of investors from the advanced world He reiterated that the federal government was opened to all investment interventions in the sector Echono subsequently urged the Dutch government to consider partnering with its Nigerian counterpart in developing the Agricultural education Information and Communication Technology and Vocational education subsectors of the education sector He said that the current focus of the present administration was harnessing the agricultural sector to ensure the development of the country and ascribed the slow pace of the sector s growth to the use of obsolete technology and methods He further urged the institute to explore ways of training Nigerians on more advanced agricultural methods like agricultural extension services irrigation green houses amongst others He said the agricultural sector had huge potential to move the country to the league of developed ones and urged the Dutch government to contemplate partnering with the Nigerian government on its development Echono also solicited the assistance of the Dutch government in advancing the growth and use of Information and Communication Technology ICT in the country According to him the world is getting digitalised and there is need for the country to move with the trend as Nigerians have a lot to gain from its use The permanent secretary who bemoaned the large number of uneducated youths in the country also urged the institute to consider supporting the drive of the present administration to encourage the acquisition of vocational education and skills He stressed that the acquisition of those skills would help curb unemployment in the country as well as encourage self reliance Also the General Director of the institute Dhian Ho said that the team was sent by the Dutch government to find areas of collaboration with the Nigerian government to help its developmental efforts She said that the institute had the deadline of April to compile and submit its report Edited By Olawunmi Ashafa Felix Ajide
    Nigeria, Netherlands explore areas of collaboration in education
     The Federal Government and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are to explore areas of partnership in the education sector as a means of deepening their longstanding relationship The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Mr Sonny Echono said this in Abuja when a team from the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael led by its General Director Monika Sie Dhian Ho visited him Mr Ben Goong Deputy Director Press amp Public Relations Unit Federal Ministry of Education in a statement on Tuesday quoted Echono as saying that the visit was a welcome development as Nigeria stands to gain a lot from the partnership According to the Permanent Secretary there are many aspects of the education sector that need the intervention of investors from the advanced world He reiterated that the federal government was opened to all investment interventions in the sector Echono subsequently urged the Dutch government to consider partnering with its Nigerian counterpart in developing the Agricultural education Information and Communication Technology and Vocational education subsectors of the education sector He said that the current focus of the present administration was harnessing the agricultural sector to ensure the development of the country and ascribed the slow pace of the sector s growth to the use of obsolete technology and methods He further urged the institute to explore ways of training Nigerians on more advanced agricultural methods like agricultural extension services irrigation green houses amongst others He said the agricultural sector had huge potential to move the country to the league of developed ones and urged the Dutch government to contemplate partnering with the Nigerian government on its development Echono also solicited the assistance of the Dutch government in advancing the growth and use of Information and Communication Technology ICT in the country According to him the world is getting digitalised and there is need for the country to move with the trend as Nigerians have a lot to gain from its use The permanent secretary who bemoaned the large number of uneducated youths in the country also urged the institute to consider supporting the drive of the present administration to encourage the acquisition of vocational education and skills He stressed that the acquisition of those skills would help curb unemployment in the country as well as encourage self reliance Also the General Director of the institute Dhian Ho said that the team was sent by the Dutch government to find areas of collaboration with the Nigerian government to help its developmental efforts She said that the institute had the deadline of April to compile and submit its report Edited By Olawunmi Ashafa Felix Ajide
    Nigeria, Netherlands explore areas of collaboration in education
    Metro3 years ago

    Nigeria, Netherlands explore areas of collaboration in education

    The Federal Government and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are to explore areas of partnership in the education sector as a means of deepening their longstanding relationship.

    The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, said this in Abuja when a team from the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, led by its General Director, Monika Sie Dhian Ho, visited him.

    Mr Ben Goong, Deputy Director, Press & Public Relations Unit, Federal Ministry of Education in a statement on Tuesday, quoted Echono as saying that the visit was a welcome development as Nigeria stands to gain a lot from the partnership.

    According to the Permanent Secretary, there are many aspects of the education sector that need the “intervention of investors from the advanced world”.

    He reiterated that the federal government was opened to all investment interventions in the sector.

    Echono, subsequently, urged the Dutch government to consider partnering with its Nigerian counterpart in developing the Agricultural education, Information and Communication Technology and Vocational education subsectors of the education sector.

    He said that the current focus of the present administration was harnessing the agricultural sector to ensure the development of the country and ascribed the slow pace of the sector’s growth to the use of obsolete technology and methods.

    He further urged the institute to explore ways of training Nigerians on more advanced agricultural methods like agricultural extension services, irrigation, green houses, amongst others.

    He said the agricultural sector had huge potential to move the country to the league of ‘developed ones’ and urged the Dutch government to contemplate partnering with the Nigerian government on its development.

    Echono also solicited the assistance of the Dutch government in advancing the growth and use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country.

    According to him, the world is getting digitalised and there is need for the country to move with the trend as Nigerians have a lot to gain from its use.

    The permanent secretary, who bemoaned the large number of uneducated youths in the country, also urged the institute to consider supporting the drive of the present administration to encourage the acquisition of vocational education and skills.

    He stressed that the acquisition of those skills would help curb unemployment in the country as well as encourage self-reliance.

    Also, the General Director of the institute, Dhian Ho said that the team was sent by the Dutch government to find areas of collaboration with the Nigerian government to help its developmental efforts.

    She said that the institute had the deadline of April to compile and submit its report.


    Edited By: Olawunmi Ashafa/Felix Ajide

     

  •  The Institute of International Relations Netherlands says it is seeking a partnership with Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM to strengthen bilateral relationship with Nigeria toward regular and regular migration A statement by Gabriel Odu Head Media and Public Relation Officer of the Commission said on Thursday in Abuja that Netherlands was mapping out a scheme to make migration regular and legal with special interest on those with Information and Communication Technology ICT and Agriculture It said that the General Director Netherlands Institute of International Relations Monika Ho revealed the European nation s interest during a courtesy visit to the Chairman CEO NIDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa The initiative will encourage young graduates from Nigeria to upscale their skills in ICT and agriculture while in the Netherlands and return home to impact on the country to create jobs and reduce poverty the statement quoted Ho as saying Ho added that with the partnership demonstrated by the commission led by Mrs Dabiri Erewa the initiative was sure to attract the attention of the European Union for strategic engagement The Chairman of NIDCOM in her remarks acknowledged that the synergy was timely noting that the Mobility Scheme for young adults graduates to sharpen their skills and competences in ICT and agriculture was encouraging She also stressed the need to make labour migration regular and legal adding that it would also reduce the dangers of irregular migrants losing their lives in the desert and the Mediterranean Dabiri Erewa assured the Netherlands that the Commission would work with the Nigerian Community in the Netherlands to tap into the opportunity provided by the institute
    Netherlands seeks partnership with NIDCOM on bilateral relationship, migration law
     The Institute of International Relations Netherlands says it is seeking a partnership with Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM to strengthen bilateral relationship with Nigeria toward regular and regular migration A statement by Gabriel Odu Head Media and Public Relation Officer of the Commission said on Thursday in Abuja that Netherlands was mapping out a scheme to make migration regular and legal with special interest on those with Information and Communication Technology ICT and Agriculture It said that the General Director Netherlands Institute of International Relations Monika Ho revealed the European nation s interest during a courtesy visit to the Chairman CEO NIDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa The initiative will encourage young graduates from Nigeria to upscale their skills in ICT and agriculture while in the Netherlands and return home to impact on the country to create jobs and reduce poverty the statement quoted Ho as saying Ho added that with the partnership demonstrated by the commission led by Mrs Dabiri Erewa the initiative was sure to attract the attention of the European Union for strategic engagement The Chairman of NIDCOM in her remarks acknowledged that the synergy was timely noting that the Mobility Scheme for young adults graduates to sharpen their skills and competences in ICT and agriculture was encouraging She also stressed the need to make labour migration regular and legal adding that it would also reduce the dangers of irregular migrants losing their lives in the desert and the Mediterranean Dabiri Erewa assured the Netherlands that the Commission would work with the Nigerian Community in the Netherlands to tap into the opportunity provided by the institute
    Netherlands seeks partnership with NIDCOM on bilateral relationship, migration law
    Foreign3 years ago

    Netherlands seeks partnership with NIDCOM on bilateral relationship, migration law

    The Institute of International Relations, Netherlands, says it is seeking a partnership with Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), to strengthen bilateral relationship with Nigeria toward regular and regular migration.A statement by Gabriel Odu, Head, Media and Public Relation Officer of the Commission, said on Thursday in Abuja that Netherlands was mapping out a scheme to make migration regular and legal with special interest on those with Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Agriculture.It said that the General Director, Netherlands Institute of International Relations Monika Ho, revealed the European nation’s interest during a courtesy visit to the Chairman/CEO, NIDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.“The initiative will encourage young graduates from Nigeria to upscale their skills in ICT and agriculture while in the Netherlands, and return home to impact on the country to create jobs and reduce poverty,” the statement quoted Ho as saying.Ho added that with the partnership demonstrated by the commission led by Mrs Dabiri-Erewa, the initiative was sure to attract the attention of the European Union for strategic engagement.The Chairman of NIDCOM, in her remarks, acknowledged that the synergy was timely, noting that the Mobility Scheme for young adults (graduates), to sharpen their skills and competences in ICT and agriculture, was encouraging.She also stressed the need to make labour migration regular and legal, adding that it would also reduce the dangers of irregular migrants losing their lives in the desert and the Mediterranean.Dabiri-Erewa assured the Netherlands that the Commission would work with the Nigerian Community in the Netherlands to tap into the opportunity provided by the institute.

  •  In order to enhance service delivery the Ekiti government has trained over 1 212 public servants in the last eight months The state Head of Service HoS Mr Ayodeji Ajayi disclosed this at a public lecture held on Thursday at the Cultural Centre Ado Ekiti The Nigeria News Agency reports that the public lecture with the theme Strategic Roles of Public Service and Implications for Nation Building was organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management CIPM Ekiti branch Ajayi who said that the role of public service in nation building could not be overemphasised described it as the engine room of the government One key area where we are having challenges is the broadening of the Information and Communication Technology ICT In proffering solution the present administration under the leadership of Gov Kayode Fayemi carved out the office of Capacity Development and Reforms Within the last eight months the newly carved office has trained over 1 212 public servants across all cadres This is expected to improve production at work Ajayi said The Guest Lecturer Mrs Olabimpe Aderiye who spoke on the topic The Roles of Public Service and Implications for Nation Building said that the quality of public service would determine the development of the nation According to Aderiye the capacity of the government to govern depends on the competence and commitment of its public service She recommended regular discourse on the implications of public service activities on individuals and the nation appropriate capacity building to enhance performance and positioning of officials according to competence among others In his own remark the National President and Chairman in Council of CIPM Mr Wale Adeniran who was represented by Mrs Seyi Semogana urged participants to always acquire new ideas and technologies Earlier in his welcome address the Chairman of CIPM Ekiti branch Mr Akinjide Akinleye said that the lecture was aimed at impacting new ideas and knowledge in members to enhance their capacity Akinleye urged participants to take seriously the knowledge gained and put same into effective use for efficient service delivery Edited By Remi Koleoso and Wale Sadeeq
    Ekiti govt. trained 1,212 public servants in 8 months – HoS
     In order to enhance service delivery the Ekiti government has trained over 1 212 public servants in the last eight months The state Head of Service HoS Mr Ayodeji Ajayi disclosed this at a public lecture held on Thursday at the Cultural Centre Ado Ekiti The Nigeria News Agency reports that the public lecture with the theme Strategic Roles of Public Service and Implications for Nation Building was organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management CIPM Ekiti branch Ajayi who said that the role of public service in nation building could not be overemphasised described it as the engine room of the government One key area where we are having challenges is the broadening of the Information and Communication Technology ICT In proffering solution the present administration under the leadership of Gov Kayode Fayemi carved out the office of Capacity Development and Reforms Within the last eight months the newly carved office has trained over 1 212 public servants across all cadres This is expected to improve production at work Ajayi said The Guest Lecturer Mrs Olabimpe Aderiye who spoke on the topic The Roles of Public Service and Implications for Nation Building said that the quality of public service would determine the development of the nation According to Aderiye the capacity of the government to govern depends on the competence and commitment of its public service She recommended regular discourse on the implications of public service activities on individuals and the nation appropriate capacity building to enhance performance and positioning of officials according to competence among others In his own remark the National President and Chairman in Council of CIPM Mr Wale Adeniran who was represented by Mrs Seyi Semogana urged participants to always acquire new ideas and technologies Earlier in his welcome address the Chairman of CIPM Ekiti branch Mr Akinjide Akinleye said that the lecture was aimed at impacting new ideas and knowledge in members to enhance their capacity Akinleye urged participants to take seriously the knowledge gained and put same into effective use for efficient service delivery Edited By Remi Koleoso and Wale Sadeeq
    Ekiti govt. trained 1,212 public servants in 8 months – HoS
    General news3 years ago

    Ekiti govt. trained 1,212 public servants in 8 months – HoS

    In order to enhance service delivery, the Ekiti government has trained over 1,212 public servants in the last eight months.The state Head of Service (HoS), Mr Ayodeji Ajayi, disclosed this at a public lecture, held on Thursday at the Cultural Centre, Ado-Ekiti.The Nigeria News Agency reports that the public lecture, with the theme “Strategic Roles of Public Service and Implications for Nation Building,” was organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Ekiti branch.Ajayi, who said that the role of public service in nation building could not be overemphasised, described it as the engine room of the government.“One key area where we are having challenges is the broadening of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT).“In proffering solution, the present administration, under the leadership of Gov. Kayode Fayemi, carved out the office of Capacity Development and Reforms.“Within the last eight months, the newly-carved office has trained over 1,212 public servants across all cadres. This is expected to improve production at work,” Ajayi said.The Guest Lecturer, Mrs Olabimpe Aderiye, who spoke on the topic: “The Roles of Public Service and Implications for Nation Building,” said that the quality of public service would determine the development of the nation.According to Aderiye, the capacity of the government to govern depends on the competence and commitment of its public service.She recommended regular discourse on the implications of public service activities on individuals and the nation, appropriate capacity building to enhance performance and positioning of officials according to competence, among others.In his own remark, the National President and Chairman-in Council of CIPM, Mr Wale Adeniran, who was represented by Mrs Seyi Semogana, urged participants to always acquire new ideas and technologies.Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of CIPM, Ekiti branch, Mr Akinjide Akinleye, said that the lecture was aimed at impacting new ideas and knowledge in members to enhance their capacity.Akinleye urged participants to take seriously the knowledge gained and put same into effective use for efficient service delivery.Edited By: Remi Koleoso and ‘Wale Sadeeq

  •  The Plateau Government says it has trained over 1000 youths in Information and Communication Technology ICT to enable them to become self reliant The state Commissioner for Science and Technology Mr Gyang Musa disclosed this to Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday in Jos Musa said that most teenagers who had left secondary school and were awaiting admission into tertiary institutions and graduates who had yet to be employed had been trained on ICT to enable them to become self reliant instead of waiting for non existent white collar jobs He said the State Government was working to set machinery in motion to support such youths whom had been trained with stipends to enable them to start up businesses He said this would enable the trainees to train other youths in ICT and would help to reduce the scourge of unemployment The commissioner said that the government was trying to form a synergy with the University of Jos to see if after the training the trainees would obtain certificates from the university He also revealed that the ministry was working in synergy with the State Ministry of Education to introduce computer science in the education curriculum from the primary school level to the senior secondary level to acquaint the pupils and students with current technology in the ICT sector He also disclosed that currently 40 teachers from the 17 local government areas of the state were been trained on ICT whom would in turn train their pupils and students Musa said this would help to bridge the computer illiteracy gap encountered by some secondary school students who sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board examinations which were computer based Edited and Abdullahi Yusuf
    Plateau Govt. trains over 1000 youths in ICT- Commissioner
     The Plateau Government says it has trained over 1000 youths in Information and Communication Technology ICT to enable them to become self reliant The state Commissioner for Science and Technology Mr Gyang Musa disclosed this to Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday in Jos Musa said that most teenagers who had left secondary school and were awaiting admission into tertiary institutions and graduates who had yet to be employed had been trained on ICT to enable them to become self reliant instead of waiting for non existent white collar jobs He said the State Government was working to set machinery in motion to support such youths whom had been trained with stipends to enable them to start up businesses He said this would enable the trainees to train other youths in ICT and would help to reduce the scourge of unemployment The commissioner said that the government was trying to form a synergy with the University of Jos to see if after the training the trainees would obtain certificates from the university He also revealed that the ministry was working in synergy with the State Ministry of Education to introduce computer science in the education curriculum from the primary school level to the senior secondary level to acquaint the pupils and students with current technology in the ICT sector He also disclosed that currently 40 teachers from the 17 local government areas of the state were been trained on ICT whom would in turn train their pupils and students Musa said this would help to bridge the computer illiteracy gap encountered by some secondary school students who sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board examinations which were computer based Edited and Abdullahi Yusuf
    Plateau Govt. trains over 1000 youths in ICT- Commissioner
    General news3 years ago

    Plateau Govt. trains over 1000 youths in ICT- Commissioner

    The Plateau Government says it has trained over 1000 youths in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enable them to become self reliant.

    The state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Gyang Musa, disclosed this to Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday in Jos.

    Musa said that most teenagers who had left secondary school and were awaiting admission into tertiary institutions, and graduates, who had yet to be employed, had been trained on ICT to enable them to become self reliant instead of waiting for non existent white collar jobs.

    He said the State Government was working to set machinery in motion to support such youths whom had been trained, with stipends to enable them to start up businesses.

    He said this would enable the trainees to train other youths in ICT and would help to reduce the scourge of unemployment.

    The commissioner said that the government was trying to form a synergy with the University of Jos, to see if after the training, the trainees would obtain certificates from the university.

    He also revealed that the ministry was working in synergy with the State Ministry of Education to introduce computer science in the education curriculum, from the primary school level to the senior secondary level to acquaint the pupils and students with current technology in the ICT sector.

    He also disclosed that currently 40 teachers from the 17 local government areas of the state were been trained on ICT whom would in turn train their pupils and students.

    Musa said this would help to bridge the computer illiteracy gap encountered by some secondary school students who sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board examinations which were computer-based.

    Edited and Abdullahi Yusuf

  •  The Swedish Government says it is seeking collaboration through the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC to train Nigerians on capacity building to enhance the critical mass of Information and Communication Technology ICT adoption in the country The Swedish Ambassador Mr Carl Michael made this known in a meeting at the NCC s Head Office in Abuja on Thursday Michael explained that the training was on Swedish Programme for ICT Development in Emerging Regions SPIDER which was targeted at providing capacity building in ICT emerging markets in African He stressed the need to look at the different aspects of security technically and financially adding that revolution in ICT especially the 5G was crucial and would transform the industry We can connect what was not possible a couple of years before so that it will transform our industry and the way of production We can see the revolution coming just that we do not know what exactly will come he said In his remarks the Executive Vice Chairman EVC NCC stressed the need for the involvement of women in the ICT sector adding that there was a resolution on gender equality He described it as an important intervention that the Federal Government would appreciate because there was an important policy among its priority areas targeting to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years In our own small way that the capacity building is targeting institutions of higher learning is something that we have been doing and with the training of the NCC and the press institute So that will be an average of 10 million Nigerians and you can only lift citizens out of poverty if you give them skills Skills are crucial to us as an important initiative of the government and therefore I will like the federal government to again appreciate the offer to capacity building We hope that the embassy will continue to facilitate this kind of intervention through the NCC to agencies and the ministries of the country and other countries within the African continent We will continue to request for more assistance and we hope you will not get tired of listening to us and giving us assistance so that one day we can celebrate this collaboration together by making a case for all Nigerians he said He however expressed optimism of getting more benefits from the wealth of experience from Sweden especially being the seventh emerging leading broadband markets in the world Edited by Donald Ugwu
    Swedish govt. seeks collaboration to train Nigerians on capacity building in ICT
     The Swedish Government says it is seeking collaboration through the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC to train Nigerians on capacity building to enhance the critical mass of Information and Communication Technology ICT adoption in the country The Swedish Ambassador Mr Carl Michael made this known in a meeting at the NCC s Head Office in Abuja on Thursday Michael explained that the training was on Swedish Programme for ICT Development in Emerging Regions SPIDER which was targeted at providing capacity building in ICT emerging markets in African He stressed the need to look at the different aspects of security technically and financially adding that revolution in ICT especially the 5G was crucial and would transform the industry We can connect what was not possible a couple of years before so that it will transform our industry and the way of production We can see the revolution coming just that we do not know what exactly will come he said In his remarks the Executive Vice Chairman EVC NCC stressed the need for the involvement of women in the ICT sector adding that there was a resolution on gender equality He described it as an important intervention that the Federal Government would appreciate because there was an important policy among its priority areas targeting to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years In our own small way that the capacity building is targeting institutions of higher learning is something that we have been doing and with the training of the NCC and the press institute So that will be an average of 10 million Nigerians and you can only lift citizens out of poverty if you give them skills Skills are crucial to us as an important initiative of the government and therefore I will like the federal government to again appreciate the offer to capacity building We hope that the embassy will continue to facilitate this kind of intervention through the NCC to agencies and the ministries of the country and other countries within the African continent We will continue to request for more assistance and we hope you will not get tired of listening to us and giving us assistance so that one day we can celebrate this collaboration together by making a case for all Nigerians he said He however expressed optimism of getting more benefits from the wealth of experience from Sweden especially being the seventh emerging leading broadband markets in the world Edited by Donald Ugwu
    Swedish govt. seeks collaboration to train Nigerians on capacity building in ICT
    Science & Technology3 years ago

    Swedish govt. seeks collaboration to train Nigerians on capacity building in ICT

    The Swedish Government says it is seeking collaboration through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to train Nigerians on capacity building to enhance the critical mass of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adoption in the country.

    The Swedish Ambassador, Mr Carl Michael, made this known in a meeting at the NCC’s Head Office in Abuja on Thursday.

    Michael explained that the training was on Swedish Programme for ICT Development in Emerging Regions (SPIDER), which was targeted at providing capacity building in ICT emerging markets in African.

    He stressed the need to look at the different aspects of security technically and financially, adding that revolution in ICT especially the 5G was crucial and would transform the industry.

    “We can connect what was not possible a couple of years before so that it will transform our industry and the way of production.

    “We can see the revolution coming just that we do not know what exactly will come,” he said.

    In his remarks the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), NCC, stressed the need for the involvement of women in the ICT sector adding that there was a resolution on gender equality.

    He described it as an important intervention that the Federal Government would appreciate because there was an important policy among its priority areas targeting to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.

    “In our own small way that the capacity building is targeting institutions of higher learning is something that we have been doing and with the training of the NCC and the press institute.

    “So that will be an average of 10 million Nigerians and you can only lift citizens out of poverty if you give them skills.

    “Skills are crucial to us as an important initiative of the government and therefore I will like the federal government to again appreciate the offer to capacity building.

    “We hope that the embassy will continue to facilitate this kind of intervention through the NCC to agencies and the ministries of the country and other countries within the African continent.

    “We will continue to request for more assistance and we hope you will not get tired of listening to us and giving us assistance so that one day we can celebrate this collaboration together by making a case for all Nigerians,” he said.

    He, however, expressed optimism of getting more benefits from the wealth of experience from Sweden, especially being the seventh emerging leading broadband markets in the world.

    Edited by: Donald Ugwu

naija papers bet9ja bet slip littafi link shortners Blogger downloader