In line with the Agency’s mandate to build capacity of youths to be self reliant and job creators in the country, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), organised a one week training programme for Youth Corp and Student Industrial Work and Entrepreneurship Scheme (SIWES) Members at the Agency’s IT Laboratory in Abuja.
The training was on Cisco Networking Essential aimed at enabling SIWES and Youth Corp members become self reliant and conversant in areas of networking and troubleshooting.
The Director General of NITDA, Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi CCIE, who was represented by Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions (ITIS), Dr Usman Gambo Abdullahi, asserted that, “since everything evolves around technological advancement, we need to key into it for the development of our country”.
He further urged participants to put all that they have learnt from the training programme into practice which will aid the creation of direct and indirect jobs in the country”.
Abdullahi also challenged participants to think outside the box and engage in further research on ways to build themselves for the future which in turn will help shape the image of the country.
Mr Alqasim Hussain Abdulqadir, a corp member, while delivering the vote of thanks, appreciated the Management and Staff of NITDA for ideas and knowledge acquired during the training, stating that everything learnt from the training will be put into practice for the growth and advancement of the country.