Unemployment: FG, Taraba Govt Train 3000 Youths In ICT
In a bid to reduce the high rate of
unemployment in Nigeria, the federal government through the Federal Ministry of
Communication Technology in partnership with the Taraba State government
yesterday began the training of 3,000 youths.
The training is aimed at preparing youths on
how to access jobs online and use Information and Communication Technology
(ICT) to make a living.
Speaking at the opening ceremony held at the
Taraba State University Auditorium, the commissioner for science and technology,
Mr. Alhassan Hamman, said the programme was part of Governor Darius Ishaku’s
determination to create jobs for the state’s teeming youths.
He added that ICT today is ruling the world and
urged participants to take the training very seriously to make a living, adding
that with ICT, the youths stand to make between $1,000 and $4,000 monthly.
Hamman said the governor was ready to do more
for the people of the state, adding that plans are on to develop the capacity
of youths to meet the challenges of the information age.