5th May, 2011
Fifty inmates of Lafia Prisons have benefitted from an Information Communication Technology programme, organised by Business Information and Training Centre (BITC), Lafia, Mr. Lawarence Adenitan, the Centre Manager, said.
Adenitan made this known in Lafia when a delegation of the German Embassy visited the centre on Wednesday to review some programmes supported by the German Government in the state.
He said that 25 inmates were currently undergoing the same training and that since 2007, no fewer than 3,382 inmates had benefitted from different training programmes, organised by the centre.
BITC has received some intervention from the German Embassy in support of its work in the area of Information Communication Technology and capacity building for small and medium businesses.
â€œWe have trained about 50 inmates from the Lafia Prisons and about 25 of them are still undergoing our training.
â€œWe have trained over 3,300 on IT related programmes and we have offered free training to the members of the public on Internet and skills on how to make detergents, candles, hats, tie and dye,â€ he said.
Adenitan said that in 2007, the centre trained 118 people consisting of 61 males and 57 females.
He said that since 2008, no fewer than 2, 084 males and 1,215 females had benefitted from various capacity building programmes on Internet operations and other trainings to enhance their businesses.
He said the centre enjoyed the support of the German Embassyâ€™s GTZ programme in the prosecution of its activities.