Leverage On Digital Knowledge, Cooperative Management Techniques, Senator Folarin Urges Youth

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content and  Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Senator Teslim Folarin on Thursday called on Nigerian youth to  leverage on digital knowledge and cooperative management techniques.
Speaking at the closing ceremonies of his facilitated 4-Day Batch “B” Empowerment Trainings for 1000 youths of the Oyo Central Senatorial district, Senator Folarin said doing this will go a long way to curb the recurring menace of unemployment in Nigeria.
According to the Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, it is now time for Nigeria youths to recognise the role of Information Communication Technology (1CT) as a major driver of world economy and critical to our future as a nation.
Senator Folarin pointed out that the” world is now a global village, therefore Nigeria youths must recognise the role of Information Communication Technology (1CT) as a major driver of world economy and critical to our future as a nation”. 
” To this end, Nigerian youths are enjoined to leverage on digital knowledge and cooperative management techniques to curb the recurring menace of unemployment in Nigeria. You will agree with me that there are no white-collar jobs for millions of Nigerian youths especially the the graduates”, he said.
Senator Folarin added, ” that is why I facilitated two different empowerment trainings for 1,500 youths with a view to taking them away from the unemployment market”.
” The programmes were designed to equip and empower the youths with ICT Skill Acquisition, and elementary management techniques for cooperators, Sole Traders and Partners in premise for self-reliance. The cash grants to all participants of his two-week long empowerment trainings were part of his constituency projects aimed at empowering and improving the socio-economic development of his constituents”.
He stated that ” apart from knowledge and skills imparted to the participants, each of them was given N40,000 to support their business ideas. Excluding multi-million naira expended on the two weeks of intensive trainings, N60 million is given to the 1,500 participants”.
The trainings focus on ICT Skill Acquisition, and Elementary Management Techniques for Cooperators, Sole Traders and Partners in Oyo Central Senatorial District.
Participants at the training were from Afijio, Atiba, Oyo East and Oyo West LGAs of Oyo Central Senatorial District underwent their trainings at Omajid Events Center and IPMAN Event Centre. Those from Ona-Ara, Oluyole, Lagelu, Egbeda and Akinyele LGAs received their trainings at Jesus The Rock Hall Jegede and ENIF Event Centre and Hotel, Akobo Ibadan, while those from Surulere and Ogo-Oluwa LGAs are converged at Resort Center Igbo Ile and Opete Community Hall, Otamokun respectively.

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