20th December, 2010
The Lagos State Commissioner for Rural Development, Prince Lanre Balogun has called on students in the state to be computer literate to meet up with the challenges of the modern day.
Balogun made this call at the graduation ceremony of the first set of 150 students of the Lanre Balogun Free Computer Trainning Programme in the Ikorodu Local Government Secretariat, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
He said the programme was organised in collaboration with some private organisations, adding that the empowerment project was to encourage students to be computer literate while also â€œfinding work for the idle hands.â€
The commissioner enjoined all students in the state to avail themselves the opportunity of attending computer schools, as this might be a requirement for job placement in the future.
Earlier, the Chairman of Ikorodu Central, Alhaji Sherif Anipole commended Balogun for sponsoring the empowerment programme to further encourage students in the state.
Admonishing the graduands to put into good use what they had learnt.Â Anipole opined that the use of computers had made the whole world a global village.
The high point of the event was the naming of Akintola Saidat, Efunwole Oluwafemi and Awoyo Adekunle as the best students. Each of them was presented with a computer.
The programme is a six month training after which certificates are issued successful participants..