Google Africa Has Answered Our Call To Promote Digital Innovation,  Inclusion – Uba Sani

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By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna 

In  efforts to promote digital inclusion and leverage technology to drive economic growth, Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani has  received a high powered delegation from Google Africa, led by its Director for West Africa, Mr. Olumide Balogun.

Governor Uba Sani who received the delegation on Monday, said, “I am glad that Google Africa has answered our call to promote digital innovation and inclusion.”

He pointed out that, “Kaduna  State has a high digital maturity index. We have creative and talented young people who are ready and motivated to learn, especially in this age of Artificial Intelligence.”

He said, the Kaduna State Government in collaboration with Google, will train 5,000 women and girls in data science, artificial intelligence, and entrepreneurial application of digital technologies. 

“The programme will be executed by Data Science Nigeria, which will set up Arewa Tech4Ladies. This initiative is crafted to serve four key semi-urban and rural communities in Kaduna State, offering specialised women-focused learning, mentoring, and job placement support facilities.

“The Kaduna State Government will give Google and its partners the necessary support to effectively implement this laudable initiative,” he said.

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