The Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Mr. Afam Mbanefo, during a-two day training in Awka, said that the State Government had set up plans to build a world class Information and Communication (ICT) hub in the State.
The training is a collaboration between the State’s Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy and the Anambra Irish Professional Association (AIPA), Ireland.
According to Mr. Mbanefo, the aim is to develop a centre that will be internationally acclaimed, where blue-chip and ICT companies all over the world will utilize.
The Commissioner enjoined every other Association in the diaspora and outside Anambra, to key in and help the youths. He noted that it would add flavour to what the Government was going to set up in the State and maintained also,that the Ministry would continue to train youths on ICT even after the training.
The Spokesperson, AIPA, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Nwakona, said that the programme was initiated by Anambra indigenes living in Dublin, Ireland as a way to have a link whilst ensuring that they have an impact in the State. He further stated that it was also to ensure that youths who do not have jobs will secure one through ICT which is fast growing.
It will be recalled that a similar training was held last year and no fewer than 10 participants were empowered with Ipads.
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