ICT: FG gifts 1,000 laptops to Nigerian women trainees

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The National Centre for Women Development, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, has distributed over 1,000 brand new laptop computers to Nigerian women trainees across the country’s six geopolitical zones, according to its Director-General, Dr. Asabe Bashir.

According to her, the donation was one of the primary goals of Social Development Goal 5, which focuses on the use of ICT to promote women’s empowerment in the country.

According to Ibrahim Nassir, the Head (Press and Public Relations Unit) in NCWD, Bashir stated these in Abuja on Friday, where 90 participants graduated in a grand ceremony, 45 persons with disabilities exposed to ICT assistive technology and 45 female technicians on ICT and Mechatronics.

Bashir praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his inclusive initiative aimed at ensuring that no one was left out of the picture, as well as his desire to ensure that women use ICT to improve their well-being.

“Over 10,000 Nigerian females have been trained on various ICT courses between 2018 and now”, she stated.

Recognizing the driving force of information and communication technology, she stated that ICT remained the primary tool for all progressive knowledge-based and skills-oriented development activities and initiatives in all spheres of human endeavor.

She stated that ICT remained a catalyst for change in working conditions, information handling and exchange, teaching methods, learning approaches, scientific research, and information access.

She assured the participants that, under her leadership, the NCWD would continue to encourage youths and women, who account for more than 70% of the nation’s population, to harness the potent powers of ICT in order to substantively participate in and benefit from the information revolution across the country.

Bashir charged the participants with putting what they had learned into practice and sharing it with other women in their community, assuring them of her ongoing support and monitoring.

Morrison Udobong, Head of ICT Department, gave an overview of the program, saying that technology is playing a role in all kinds of careers ranging from art to history and law, making it skills accessible to women/girls to set them up for economic independence.

“Each year, we continue to train and empower persons with disabilities and foster the effective use of ICTs that are accessible, adaptive and affordable”, she stressed

She assured the participants that, under her leadership, the NCWD would continue to encourage youths and women, who account for more than 70% of the nation’s population, to harness the potent powers of ICT in order to substantively participate in and benefit from the information revolution across the country.

Bashir charged the participants with putting what they had learned into practice and sharing it with other women in their community, assuring them of her ongoing support and monitoring.

Morrison Udobong, Head of ICT Department, gave an overview of the program, saying that technology is playing a role in all kinds of careers ranging from art to history and law, making it skills accessible to women/girls to set them up for economic independence.

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