Senator Ahmed Wadada representing SDP-Nasarawa West, has expressed willingness to partner with Nasarawa State University, Keffi, to train about 5,000 youths on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Wadada, who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Yakin Keffi, made this known during a meeting with the Chairman of the university consult, Malam Muhammad Aminu and a director of the consult, Malami Ahmed Jibrin, in Abuja, on Sunday.
The lawmaker emphasised the importance of ICT knowledge on building the capacity of youth.
He stated that youth empowerment had always been part of the programmes of his foundation and the Keffi Polo Ranch.
Wadada said that the objective of the training was to broaden the knowledge of participants on the ICT with a view increasing their economic and social well-being in the society, thereby reducing the rate of unemployment.
He added that ICT could enhance the efficiency and transparency of the public sector including the delivery of social services.
The lawmaker said that participants of the proposed ICT training would be thoroughly selected from the 59 electoral wards across the five local governments areas of the district.
Wadada commended the university under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mohammed Suleiman for maintaining academic excellence over the years.
He also thanked the consult for its determination to partner with him to organise the training to alleviate the suffering of the youth.
Earlier, Aminu said that ICT provides economic opportunities to both urban and rural population, especially the youth who are the most important segment of every society.
The chairman of the consult said that the ICT training would be conducted in different skills and programmes development.
He said, “One common contribution of ICT training is that it increases productivity and makes the market work more efficiently.”