Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi says ICT is a sure way for rapid development, alleviation of poverty and unemployment
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has described Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a sure way for 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 L.G.A .
He expressed readiness to partner with any organisation, 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. He stated that in order to get the rural populace equipped to compete with their colleagues outside the community, ICT remains the answer.
The Governor also attributed such gesture by the Chairman as a complement to the agenda of the present administration. In a remark, the 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 first set to graduate by December 2015.
He stated that the Centre was named after His Excellency, Rt. HON. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi because of his benevolence to the citizens as he has recently handed over Keys of 100 units of houses to low income earners in the State.
The chairman 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 Assembly, Hon Iloabuchi Aniagu