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Enugu: Ugwuanyi reiterates need of ICT competence in poverty alleviation

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has identified Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a sure way to rapid development needed for alleviation of poverty, unemployment and backwardness in the society.

The governor noted that in this 21st Century, no meaningful development can take place without ICT competence, adding that such training is needed to bail the people from the clutches of poverty.

Governor Ugwuanyi made this known in an address during the commissioning of Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi ICT Centre at Agbani in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state.

He expressed readiness to partner any organization, groups or individual that is committed to the empowerment of the youths through manpower training and development in the state.

The governor commended the Executive Chairman of Nkanu West, Hon Afam Okereke for establishing ICT Centre in the council, describing it as a step in the right direction to get the rural populace competent to compete with their colleagues outside the community. He also attributed such gesture by the Chairman as a complement to the agenda of the present administration.

Remarking, Chairman of the Council, Hon Afam Okereke explained that the ICT project was geared towards getting the sons and daughters of Nkanu land computer literate thereby paving the way for rapid development in the council and beyond.

Hon Okereke described the project as a dream come true designed to acquaint every willing citizen in the council with the knowledge of ICT. He added that not less than 1,000 people will be the fisrt set to graduate by December 2015.

He stated that the Centre was named after His Excellency, Rt. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi because of his benevolent nature to the citizens as he has recently handed over Keys of 100 units’ houses to low income earners in the state. He also commended the governor for the opportunity given to him in that capacity to serve the people of Nkanu West and promised to do more to ensure rapid development in the council.

In their separate speeches, Member representing Nkanu East/ West Federal Constituency, Hon Chukwuemeka Ujam and Member representing Nkanu West State House of Assemly, Hon Iloabuchi Aniagu and the Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council Nkanu West His Royal Highness, Igwe A.E Oruruo, praised the Chairman of the Council Hon. Afam Okereke for his exemplary style of leadership and noted that the project is the first of its kind in the recent past.

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