By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin on Monday s that ICT is strategic to all sectors of the economy in terms of productivity and efficiency.
Senator Folarin who is the Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District during the official flag-off of 5-day ICT Skill Acquisition on Products and Wares Marketing for Co-Operators in Oyo Central Senatorial District.
According to Senator Folarin, in view of the importance of ICT, at the 5days ICT skill acquisition programme, 500 youths from across the Senatorial district are to be trained in various areas of information and communication technology.
He stressed that another state-of-the-art ICT Centre facilitated by him will be commissioned on October 29, 2021in the Oyo Central Senatorial District and that the training, which commences on Monday 20th September 2021 will end on 24th September 2021 with participants drawn from the 11 Local government areas of his Senatorial District.
Senator Folarin in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Com. YSO Olaniyi pointed out that the capacity building, organised in partnership with Federal Cooperative College, is to train 500 youths of the Senatorial district in various areas of information and communication technology.
“Having realised that economic prosperity and competitiveness of great nations are now hinged on internet and digital skills, I facilitated the ongoing training as part of my strategic efforts to ensure youths in the Senatorial district acquire the relevant digital and internet skills for self and national economic prosperities , ” he said Senator Folarin added, “the 500 participants from the 11 LGAs of Oyo Central Senatorial District will have unique advantage of interacting with ICT gurus who will train them. After the 5-day of intensive training, mechanism will be put in place to monitor and guide the trainees”.
The Senator representing Oyo Central however charged the youths to use ICT to promote and expand their legitimate businesses.
The 5-day ICT Skill Acquisition is taking place simultaneously at 4 different centres in Oyo Central Senatorial District vis-a-vis Jesus The Rock Hall Jegede- Ona-Ara LGA; ENIF Event Centre and Hotel, Akobo Ibadan – Lagelu LGA; Resort Center Igbo Ile – Surulere LGA; and Opete Community Hall, Otamokun – Surulere LGA.ENDS.