Odigbo LG to train women on ICT
From Akinnodi Francis, Ore
In a bid to bridge the gender divide in the tech ecosystem and to empower women, the Odigbo Local Government has expressed its readiness to train and empower women in Information Communications Technology (ICT) initiative.
According to the council chairman, Hon. Babatunde Samuel Ikumawoyi, “one of the key areas to enhance learning is for people to ”think with the technology rather than thinking about it”.
“It is one of our major priorities to engage women and youths in basic computer literacy training through the support of the Ondo State Government.
“The primary objective of this training is to carry out a drive towards social commitment by providing free basic computer literacy training to women primarily in the rural areas, so as to make them able to use computers and access the Internet.
“It is hoped that the experiences gained by the participants during the workshop will be translated into a real use of computers for day-to-day purposes aimed at improving their quality of life”.
He disclosed that the council under his watch has almost completed a 1km road project flagged off this year; 700m at Idi Mango and 300m at Panapana .
“I came on board late last year and through the support of Mr. Governor, we have been able to carry out one or two projects, to improve the standard of the community.
“We have been able to grade all roads in the 11 wards of Odigbo local government so that people in the rural areas can have access to motorable roads and transport their farm products to the market. We will continue to grade these roads from time to time.
“We owe our people a lot but due to financial constraint, we have not been able to do much, Local government is the closest to the people; people can access those of us at the local government before the state government. So their welfare remains our major priority”.
He urged people to be prudent in their dealings and continue to encourage peaceful co-existence in Odigbo local government and the state in general.