The Chairman of Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrimes Senator SHUAIB AFOLABI SALISU (Omoyayi) has said he is working towards making policies on information and Communication Technology with a vision to make Ogun Central Senatorial District IT driven and a key player in the Info-tech sector using ICT as an engine for sustainable development and global competitiveness.
Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial district, Alhaji SHUAIB AFOLABI SALISU made this assertion when organized a ten-day training on Digital Skills for Artisans at his Senatorial District.
The training, which focused on digital Skills for Artisans, was held in conjunction with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and which was held at the Senator’s Constituency Office at Iyana Mortuary Abeokuta the State.
Senator Salisu, had the opportunity of attending the final session of the 10 days said he was motivated to train his Constituents on ICT so as to expose them to the ICT world, as well as to lift them out of unemployment and poverty.
He noted that the training was a demonstration of his strong belief in the use of ICT as a major force towards achieving economic development at the moment, adding that all the participants received a laptop each to enable them start their businesses.
He charged them to put the skills they acquired during the training into practice in order to establish themselves and be self reliant.
He promised to make the training a regular event to accommodate a large portion of his Constituents.
The representative of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr Mohammed, said the program was organized to equip the youths with basic computer knowledge in order to enhance their productivity in the present ICT age.
He advised them to make good use of the opportunity and be useful to the society at large.
Participants were taught on the basics on ICT Development, Website Evaluation, Self Defense Against Cyber Crime, Solving Technical Problem of a computer, Physical operation of Digital Devices and among others.
Some of the beneficiaries described Senator Salisu as a leader who believed in human capital development as the bedrock of the society.
Senator Salisu had organized a climate change Programme in which over 300 women from Ogun Central Senatorial District were trained to be active agents of mitigating climate change in their respective domain.