Youths of the Niger Delta Receive Free ICT Training


Youth beneficiaries of the free Information Communication Technology training programme from the Niger Delta have graduated from the intensive training organised by the office of the national spokesman for the Ijaw Youth Council.

The training cuts across different areas of ICT including computer appreciation, office productivity tools and Internet utility as well as web development while brand-new laptops are presented to the best 12 graduating beneficiaries, with others to receive their starter packs before the commencement of the second batch of the training programme.

The governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri represented by the Commissioner for Ijaw National Affairs, Patrick Erasmus commended the IYC spokesman for supporting the government’s efforts at ICT skills acquisition for youths and said the empowerment programme would divert youths from criminal activities and enable them to focus on development and peace.

The chairman of the occasion and President of the Ijaw National Congress, Prof. Benjamin Okaba, notes that Ijaw people could take their rightful place in the oil and gas sector by acquiring the necessary education and training as the ICT training was one of the answers to claims by multinational oil companies that the Ijaw nation did not have skilled manpower.

The first batch of the graduating beneficiaries numbering up to 80 youths of the Niger Delta are expected to use the knowledge of ICT training and skills acquired to become engaged and soar high.

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