Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has announced plans to establish an Information Communication Technology in Calabar, Cross River State where youths will be trained on basic skills acquisition.
The Chairman of NDDC, Senator Bassey Ewa-Henshaw made this known at the Cross River State office of the commission during the visit of the state Microfinance and Enterprise Development Agency (MEDA). He said NDDC would partner MEDA to ensure that trainees from the ICT centre are Microsoft Certified.
The chairman said several discussions have been held with other agencies in the area of ICT. “We have held discussions and trying to see how we can partner with various agencies, including MEDA, in the area of ICT. We would see how we can create a standard computer centre that will be well equipped,” he said.
“It will be set up and used for basic computer training and when they finish the training, we will ensure that certification is done by Microsoft.”
Mr. Ignatius Atsu, managing director of MEDA
said that the agency has the mandate to train 2, 000 annually for the next five years.
Mr. Paul Adah, NDDC commissioner in Cross River, said the commission’s efforts are targeted towards reducing the high rate of unemployment.
He said NDDC would synergise and work with other institutions that promote the empowerment of youths. He said NDDC would synergise and work with other institutions that promote youth empowerment.