The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial zone,Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has called for the equipping of youths, saying the world is tilting towards information communication technology (ICT).
Ubah stated this on Monday, during a meeting with selected youths of Anambra State in Nnewi.
Ubah who gave out 150 brand new mini laptop computers to 150 youths of the state said the country was moving away from oil based economy, to ICT driven one, and forward looking people must key into it.
“The world is moving away from oil and natural resources economy to the ICT/creative industry and one of the way to help the youth is to provide veritable means for capacity building and empowerment.
“As part of efforts to build the capacity and skills of our youths to enable them compete favorably in the 21st Century technology driven economy, I empowered over 150 Anambra youths with brand new advanced high tech HP laptops.
“Congratulations to the 150 youths who were privileged to be beneficiaries of this edition of my ICT empowerment programme.
“I implore you all to continue to make very good use of these laptops to build yourselves up the more in this area and watch yourself become more relevant in the scheme of things within and outside the ICT sphere.”
Ubah said proficiency in computer operations is an absolute requirement for success in today’s technology-driven environment.
He said empowerment programme is therefore designed to equip and empower the youths with digital knowledge as a premise for entrepreneurial skill and self-reliance.
“It is my expectation that this empowerment will create leverage for digital innovations and entrepreneurship among our youths who will consequently become job providers and contribute to the growth of the nation’s economy.”