By Sarauniya G Usman.
No fewer than 210 Youths & Women in 15 Rural Communities has been trained by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD),Spread across four area councils in FCT.
The programme, was aimed to offer face -to-face engagement with key government agencies, stakeholders and accomplished young entrepreneurs on the key functions of relevant government agencies and modern business management strategies.
In his remarks,The Executive Director,CITAD, Yau, who was represented by Program Officer, Ahmad Muhammad,CITAD,said, the business facilitation clinic seeks to empower young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring,and access to financing to develop startup solutions that can address the economic and development challenges”
The director said, the idea behind the business is to continually support digital rural startup in Nigeria in the area of providing education, training and Information that would enhance business management skills.
“Assemble of this nature can create a platform where business regulatory bodies, business development service providers and businesses can interact and provide solutions to challenges inhibiting the startup and growth of startup”.
The Executive Director,CITAD, Yau, said on the side-lines of the closing ceremony that the training was geared toward empowering the participants in various ICT businesses.
“It was basically tailored toward producing new generations of entrepreneurs among the nation’s teeming youths and women population using ICT as a veritable yard-stick.
The program which is under the project on ” Digitisation for Equitable development in establishment of ICT centres in FCT- Abuja was organised by Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from Action Aid Nigeria in implementing project on Digital Skills
which include: To combine wining the mind campaign with entrepreneurship development to transform idle women/youth into job creators, creating wealth for themselves, their children and the country using digital skills they acquired
The training programme which was tagged: BUSINESS FACILITATION CLINIC “CREATIING SPACE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG ENTERPRENEURS”, attracted youth and women participants from 15 Rural Communities in FCT.