…Youths Task To Harness Digital Skills Opportunity
Stakeholders have task youths in the country to be hopeful and engage in engagements that will add value and open more opportunities to their lives as the country step out of the Covid 19 pandemic.
They were speaking at a maiden mentorship program of Kayode Adamolekun Foundation, held at Jogo center in Ibadan amidst strict compliance to covid 19 protocols.
The gathering housing intellectuals, young and promising youths accross the length and breath of Nigeria was themed ‘change: how to cope, adapt and respond.’
In his remark, Chairman Kayode Adamolekun Foundation, Engr Kayode Adamolekun noted that covid 19 has brought the country lot of knocks as Jobs have been rendered irrelevant, social life has been affected, religious activities came under censorship, educational activities halted and the overall flow of economic activities has been distorted, but assured that there is still room for oppourtunuty.
He said “We all woke up one morning to a completely different world and we had no choice but to adjust immediately to the radical changes that have been forced upon us as a result of this global phenomenon, as you will agree with me that we are living in interesting times. We are living in a day that is far removed from any other, in terms of the psychological, social, and financial impact of the current global crisis on human life”.
He noted that the major focus of this program is to build the needed capacity to thrive in a world that is fast evolving with the major belief that the Foundation is want to ensure succour for all in the society the youths.
The Chairman also task government at all levels to create enabling environment for people as they are stepping out of the pandemic as that will encourage them to engage in legitimate ways of living.
One of the facilitators, Engr Bamidele Amire urged participants to harness opportunities created by Information and Communication Technology to enhance their skills as well as become self reliant in the digital age.
Amire, a certified IT Consultant advised youths to use digital skills productively rather for illicit activities capable of jeopardizing their future.
On his part, Ayotunde Okunomo said it’s time for youth to takeover leadership role by acquiring relevant skills and training.
The participants described the program as eye opener and a rare opportunity. 20 of the participants were sponsored for IT training by Engr Kayode Adamolekun.