Future lies on ICT, be creative in whatever you do, Kwara Deputy Gov
Written by Abdulmumin Uthman on November 16, 2019
The Kwara State Government has charged the Nigerian youth to explore boundless opportunities in the Information and Communication Technology to empower themselves and become self-reliant.
The State Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi gave the charge on Saturday at the Ilorin Digital Summit, held at the State Banquet Hall, opposite Government House, Ilorin.
Mr Alabi emphasised that the future lies on the ICT and digital economy and urged the youths to build their skills on ICT irrespective of their callings.
“You do not need an office. Get a browsing phone and market whatever you are doing online. The future belongs to those who can explore opportunities in the ICT to succeed,” Alabi said.
The Deputy Governor noted that the government is determined to encourage and support the youths to positively channel their energies to productive ventures with a view to contributing to the economic growth of the State and the Nation at large.
Mr Alabi said the Governor Abdulrazaq’s led administration believes in the potential that exists in the youth, imploring them to always innovate, creative and ready to assist others in realising their potentials.
The Deputy Governor assured the participants that the Government would not relent in fulfilling its obligations to support entrepreneurs and other investors to succeed.
In his lecture, the Chief Operating Officer of Edubridge Academy, Mr Wakeel Olawale who spoke on “the Future of Work” charged the youth to be creative and be original to fit into the modern world.
Mr Olawale implored them to develop their communication skill and be abreast of issues.
The Convener of Ilorin Digital Summit, Miss Yemisi Ajeojo urged the participants to tap into the opportunities in the digital economy, which she said is growing.
Miss Ajeojo explained that the summit was organised to expose the youths to opportunities in the digital world and embrace ICT to grow their businesses.
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