Buba Urges ICT Graduates to Create Employment From Lessons Gained from DTAC Digital Initiative

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By Biola Lawal

Abuja (Flowerbudnews):Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, (DTAC), Hon.  Yusuf Buba Yakub, has urged participants at the just-ended DTAC ICT training to create employment rather than be waiting for white-collar jobs that may not readily be available.

Buba made the call at the closing and certificate-presentation ceremonies for graduands of a 3-month training workshop organised by the Directorate as part of youth empowerment efforts.

(Buba hands over the certificate of participation to one of the graduating trainees at the event)

The DTAC DG noted that the training the participants had received was to prepare them for future endeavours, a statement by Nkem Anyata-Lafia, Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Director General stated.

Buba said that DTAC under him would try to provide more training opportunities in other areas where the participants could deploy the knowledge garnered to diverse areas and challenges of life.

The DTAC boss said:
“I am sure that even from the age of 1 most of you here had begun to play with mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.

”This is the direction the world is headed and we all must face that direction. This was why at the commencement of the programme I had challenged you all to make yourselves available and make the best of this time .

”I am certain today that since we flagged off this training you have learnt one or two lessons that will prove useful to you in the future.

“I encourage you to continue to deepen what you have learnt these past months, since these instructors will still be with us to guide you through whatever dark areas you may still be experiencing with regards to the programme.”

(Participants at the event offer a standing ovation to the DTAC boss at the end of his speech)

”We will give you all the support you need to succeed. As you wait for white-collar jobs, learn to do things with your hands, it will make all the difference. I did the same thing in my time;and today the story is different,” the DTAC Boss assured.

Speaking earlier to welcome participants and officers of DTAC to the event, the Ag. DTAC Director of Administration, Shehu Mohammed described the outcome of the training programme as “heartwarming.”

He thanked Hon.Buba for what he said was the first-of-its-kind at the Agency and promised to make it a part of the Agency’s annual programme.

Also speaking, team-lead of the Strammed Ltd training group, Ubong Anye , thanked DTAC for the opportunity to showcase what he and his array of instructors could achieve when offered the desired platform. He said the programme was designed to run in-person in a classroom situation for five weeks after which the trainees would be exposed to the practical aspects of the training for the rest of the three-month period.

Certificates of participation were later presented to graduands of the training programme by the Director-General of the Agency, Rt. Hon. Buba.

(A group photograph of the graduands with DG of DTAC and officials of the Agency)

Over fifty graduands, including Corps Members and staff of both the Media and ICT Units of the Agency, were among those who graduated from the programme.

Hillary Tyato Greno and Shuaib Muhammad Dazhi, who spoke on behalf of others, thanked the Management of DTAC for the knowledge received.

They promised to use the knowledge of Digital Content Creation and Marketing Tools received to promote the Agency and enhance their livelihoods.

Apart from the Agency’s DG and the Ag. Director of Administration, who played various roles on the occasion, other members of the DTAC Management present were:Amb. Mohammed Mohammed, Director of Programmes;Mr. Idris Saidu, Ag. Director, Finance and Accounts as well as Mrs Rahila Ayuba Kaura, Ag. Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, among others. (Flowerbudnews)p

Biola Lawal

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