Ilorin East and South rep member empowers constituents with laptops
By Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin
The member representing Ilorin East and Ilorin South Federal Constituency of Kwara State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulganiyu Cook Olododo, has presented 100 laptops to youths in the constituency after a one-week empowerment training in ICT.
Speaking with journalists at the end of the training/empowerment programme in Ilorin on Friday, the federal lawmaker said that youth in the area had missed several job opportunities due to lack of ICT knowledge.
The situation, he said, had held back the youth in the low economic class where livelihood is very poor, adding that ut had contributed to high poverty level among the people in the area.
“Youths in llorin East and llorin South Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kwara State are hardworking and industrious people, but several economic opportunities have eluded so many of them because they do not possess certain very important skills that will qualify them for some key employment opportunities or better still, skills required to establish and run their own businesses effectively.
“Hence, despite the passionate drive of so many of them to succeed they are held back in the low economic class where livelihood is very poor,” he said.
Hon. Olododo, who said that ICT skill is a very important skill that an average youth in the 21st century must possess to compete favourable well with his/her counterparts in other parts of the world.