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Ministry to train 40,000 youths on cyber security – VELOXNEWS


Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday in Abuja said the ministry would train 40,000 youths on cyber security.

Dare, who was represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Ismaila Abubakar, disclosed this during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the take-off of the project on cyber security.

He said the training has become imperative as a way of instituting effective impact in curbing the growing rate of youth unemployment in Nigeria.

Dare stated that the training would include competition, certification and internship.

“This training is very significant and timely because we have a growing population of youths ready to offer a wide pool of talents in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

“Also, the youths can be trained to utilise, develop and drive technological advancements that can respond to any emerging challenges for the development of the nation.

“The programme is coming at a crucial period in the life of our nation, when government must provide the impetus towards empowering the Nigerian youth for self-reliance,’’ he said.

Dare disclosed that the World Economic Forum on cyber security, along with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics, now offers great career opportunities to professionals.

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