Akwa Ibom State Government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hotel Booking Limited to train youths of the state on Web development and design.

At the new Secretariat Annex, office of the Chairman, Foreign Direct Investment, Mr. Gabriel Ukpe, venue of the Ceremony, Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr. Nse Udo Essien in company with other State Government Officials signed on behalf of the State Government while Hotel Booking Limited was led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company, Mr. Mark Essien.

Speaking, Dr. Nse Essien said the gesture was in line with the five point agenda of the present administration geared towards engaging our youths positively, creating jobs and alleviating poverty in the state.

According to the Commissioner, between 150 – 500 youths would be trained on web design and development using the Ibom e-library and remote locations. He said a platform would be created for intended participants.

“The essence of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to raise a crop of talented web – Developers in Akwa Ibom State. We are training 500 interested young men and women and the training can be accessed from remote locations considering the fact that it would be done on-line”.

The Science and Technology boss assured that best 50 participants would be given immediate employment at the completion of the training programme which is expected to last for three months. He called on would be participants to take the training serious.

The Chairman, Foreign Direct Investment, Mr. Gabriel Ukpe said he was happy with Hotel Booking Limited for identifying with the passion of Governor Udom Emmanuel led administration, aimed at creating employment expressing the optimism that with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Akwa Ibom State would be opened up for further collaborations with the Company.

The Chief Executive officer of Hotel Booking Limited, Mr. Mark Essien said the training is aimed at empowering the youths of the state to make them employable, self-reliant and employers of labour.

The CEO disclosed that each participant would be entitled to stipends upon completion of the tasks assigned to them by the resource persons. He thanked the State Government for accepting to partner with his company for the empowerment of youths of Akwa Ibom State.

Dayeabasi Godsien

(Information Officer Ministry of Science and Technology, AKS)




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