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NGO Seeks ICT Skills for Rural Dwellers

Posted: May 5, 2015 at 12:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Refocusing Nigerian Talent Organisation (RENITO), a non-governmental organisation, has stressed the need to ensure that people in rural areas have access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills.

Executive Director of the NGO, Mr Abanka Musa, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

He said this would ensure that they were not left out of development processes.

According to him, the national ICT policy should ensure that the critical mass of people living in the rural areas is given the necessary ICT education.

“This will help to mainstream them into the development process,’’ he said.

Musa said the NGO should be given the responsibility for tackling the problem of ICT education and enlightenment in villages. “In Nigeria, the government focuses more in educating and exposing people in the city on ICT skills and forgetting those in the remote villages.

“RENITO’s mandate is geared toward the challenge of bringing ICT close to the rural populace in collaboration with government at all levels through comprehensive enlightenment programmes,’’ Musa said. He called on other NGO with same focus and well meaning Nigerians to collaborate and ensure that rural areas were not left behind in the technological advancement.