Umar Danbatta, the CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission ( NCC ), has encouraged Nigerian youngsters not to sell laptops supplied to them by the federal government.
“I also urge you to resist the temptations to sell the laptops and other IT tools you are going to be provided with,” Danbatta told the participants.
Mr Danbatta was quoted by NCC spokesman Ikechukwu Adinde in a statement issued during the commission’s two-week training in the North-West.
The training has provided for you useful skills, which you have acquired to earn a living for yourself without necessarily relying on the government to give you a job. Our hope at NCC is that you will apply the skills appropriately and impact your friends and associates,” the statement quoted him to have stated. “We, therefore, express our profound appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari and our ministry for doing this particular training, which is a practical demonstration of one of the important pillars of the NDEPS 2020-2030, possible.”
Mr Danbatta advised Nigerian youths to put their newly learned skills and ICT tools to suitable and legitimate use during the nationwide digital literacy training program.
The training, he said, is the commission’s idea, and it would be held in each of the country’s six geopolitical zones. The training, according to the NCC chairman, came about as a result of the government’s approval of the committee of experts’ suggestions. It is aimed at 1,000 Nigerian youngsters who will be digitally taught for self-employment.
“It is consistent with this important policy of President Buhari. The board of the NCC, two years ago, set up a committee of experts chaired by the former chairman, Ernest Ndukwe, to develop modalities and syllabus for the digital training of youths across the six geo-political zones of the country,” he added.