Unemployment: Ogun commences free three month ICT training for graduates ...offers automatic employment to outstanding trainees - The People's Voice


Monday, April 11, 2022

Unemployment: Ogun commences free three month ICT training for graduates ...offers automatic employment to outstanding trainees

By Our Correspondent
Poised to reduce unemployment among the youths and graduates, the Ogun State Government has commenced a three month free ICT training for selected unemployed graduates across the state.

The training organised through the Bureau of Information Technology (BIT), according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Kunle Somorin, on Monday, said the free training is aimed at enabling the beneficiaries to develop new Information Technology solutions.

Somorin added that the trainees will be offered immediate employment by the state government, so as to reduce the unemployment rate among the people

He further noted that the training, which is being used by the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration to broaden the scope of the youths in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), was held at Ogun Techhub, Kobape, Abeokuta.

Somorin, quoting the Special Adviser to the Governor on ICT, Mr. Dayo Abiodun, in his keynote address said "the training is management-based to enable public and private sectors manage cost, reduce stress, and save time, among others using new innovations in Information Technology (IT)".

“The present administration in Ogun is determined to digitalize the State, hence the three months of free training given to the participants in order to develop new IT ideas that could be adopted by government and private firms.

"Some of the unique digital solutions created by the trainees such as transportation, education and hospital management solutions, and so on, will reduce unemployment, as well as boost the digital economy of the State", the statement further quoted the Special Adviser to have stated.

The statement also noted the Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT, Mr. Olakunle Akibola, to have disclosed that "the graduands will be employed by the Software Business Solutions Consulting (SBSC), who are specialized in developing business solutions for organisations, training youths on ICT, among others, adding that it would be a continuous program for unemployed graduates in the State, in order to reduce unemployment to the barest minimum".

Speaking on behalf of the trainees, Victor Olawale, who created a unique transportation management solution, thanked the government and declared they were overwhelmed by the commitment of the present administration and its partners for giving them free training and stipends for their up-keep. 

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