The workshop, which took place at the Jigawa state library, Dutse, was aimed at building the capacity of the target participants in discharging their functions more effectively through the use of ICTs.
This was contained in a press release signed by Executive Director, CITAD, Y. Z. Yau and made available to our reporter in Kano. According to the statement, the state commissioner for local government, Alhaji Nasiru Umar, while declaring open the workshop said, “as the world today is being profoundly changed by ICTs, the workshop would not have been more timely and well focused.
The workshop was organised in collaboration with Jigawa state ministry for local government with support from Microsoft Nigeria under the unlimited potential project. The executive director, CITAD, said his organisation decided to organise the workshop when it realised that there was problem of Data management in the local government.
In the statement, Yau expressed optimism that at the end of the workshop participants would be able to initiate the process of building an active database systems in their local governments which, he said, would allow for access to relevant and timely data for planning purposes.
The statement further stated that the Microsoft Corporation Manager, Hajia Jummai Umar Ajilola, had disclosed that Microsoft was committed to driving technology to the communities to improve the lives of the citizens. She added that, in addition to this training, Microsoft was supporting CITAD to train 100 youths in ICT entrepreneurship in the state.
Dambatta Students Union sensitize secondary schools students
From Halima Musa, Kano
The Dambatta Students Union, Bayero University Chapter has embarked on awareness campaign in secondary schools across Dambatta local government areas of Kano state.
The campaign was aimed at sensitising the secondary schools students on the need to show commitment to their studies. Speaking on the aim of the campaign, the union’s president, Malam Rabiu M. Rabiu, said it was to create awareness among the students on the need to read well so as to pass their final examinations. He stressed the need for the students to give attention to sciences, ICT and to also ensure that they pass the two most important subjects, Mathematics and English to enable them get admission into universities.