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CITAD Presents Over 2m Cheque to Beneficiaries of Digital Creativity Training 

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), announced that twenty six beneficiaries of Digital Creativity Training received the sum of two million four hundred and seventy-five thousand naira as post-training support. 

The women-focused digital innovation training, themed; “DICI-YOW”, with support from Lenovo Foundation, attracts participants from Kano and Bauchi states.

Presenting the cheque to beneficiaries on Thursday in Kano, the Centre’s Executive Director, Engr. Yunusa Zakari Ya’u who was represented by Abubakar Yusuf Auyo said the disbursement is part of the Digital Creativity and Innovation for Young Women, DICI-YOW agreement which commenced last year.

According to him, the program is designed to facelift and empower 200 young girls on digital skills, produce 80 digital entrepreneurs as well as create 160 new digital jobs for girls on an annual basis.

He said the Centre has since completed the training with tremendous success, where the participants acquired basic and advanced digital and business skills, and now capital for starting their business.

He further said that the gesture was part of the CITAD’s commitment to young women and girls’ empowerment and to reduce some of the challenges they face while trying to set up their businesses.

Ya’u charged the beneficiaries to make good use of the capital provided to them to establish their entrepreneurship empires for sustainable development.

Asma’u Naziru Mustapha who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, explained that they were equipped with knowledge on how to utilize ICT towards running a successful business enterprise as well as to bridge the gap between the genders.

“She said young women and girls need to be empowered, especially through the utilization of digital knowledge for self-reliance in different business endeavors”.

She expressed her gratitude to the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) for the laudable empowerment and promised to make good use of the knowledge acquired.

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