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Nigeria: Lagos Youth Receive ICT Training
Source: Cajnews Africa
Source Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement, Institution and HR Management
Country: Nigeria
Created: Jan 16, 2014

Lagos — More than 300 youth from several local communities in the Ifako-Ijaiye Area of Lagos State are set to benefit from an information and communications technology training programmes a local legislator has facilitated.

The exercise is a brainchild of Member of the Lagos House of Assembly, Oludayo Saka Fafunmi.

The lawmaker said empowering the youth would make them self-employed.

He emphasised that since youths were future leaders, he had decided that majority of his constituency programmes would be targeted towards youngsters.

He added that about 150 youth would also benefit from his fashion designing project which will commence next week.

“I am training 320 youths in ICT and 150 in fashion designing. I want to use this to generate economic activities in the area.

"Instead of waiting for non-existing government jobs, the youths will have an opportunity to develop themselves and become self-employed in the nearest future,” he stated.

According to Fafunmi, the ICT training programme would last between four and six months.

The ICT programme, he said, would run three shifts daily.

Experiencing professionals have been employed for the tasks, he said.

The lawmaker urged the beneficiaries to make the most of the training programmes.


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