By; AISHA SAAD
The National Information Technology Development Agency ( NITDA), has on 14th of this month organised a five days training for women in north east on information communication technology (ICT) in Gombe state university, Gombe, where 10 participants were drawn from the 6 north east states of the country.
Each of the participants were given a brand new HP Laptop, a 3G Modem bundle and a hard copy of materials on ICTWhich will guide them undergo a robust practical activities such as; computer appreciation, Web design, ICT tools for business etc.
A Staff of NITDA Dr. Abubakar Dahiru, said the training is aimed at building the capacity of women on ICT as well as empowering them. He added that at the end of the training each participant will be given a stipend to enable them venture in to businesses for self reliance.
In a welcome address at the training, the vice chancellor Gombe state university, Pro. Ibrahim Umar, commended the organisers of the programme for carrying women along in the world of ICT. He called on the participants to cooperate and participate actively while receiving the training in order to acquire more knowledge which will go along way in developing their own personal enterprise so as to improve their economic status.
Also, the Gombe State Permanent Secretary Ministry for Women Affairs, commended NITDA for adding value in the lives of women. He maintained that the agency has left a remarkable foot print in the state as 200 youth and 50 people living with disabilities received a training on ICT by the agency.