The Imo State Governor, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has flagged off the Skill-Up Imo Project which will train and empower 100,000 Imo Youths in Digital Marketing, Web and App Development, Content Creation, Basic data analytics, Graphics design, Phone and other digital device repairs, programming, Cyber Security et cetera.
This is in line with one of the Governor’s 5-point agenda which is to harness the benefits of Technology for the economic survival of the State.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Hope Uzodimma charged the youths to take full advantage of the opportunities offered through digital skills training for the establishment of their own businesses.
The Governor disclosed that credible International Organisations like Zinox are partnering with the Government by availing resource persons and equipment for the training.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Digital Economy and E-Government, Dr Chimezie Amadi, disclosed that the Skillup Imo Project is one of the strategic initiatives of Governor Hope Uzodimma, specially designed to provide free training and support to 100,000 Imolites, particularly the youths in new innovative, and industry 4.0 skills-set that equip them to be productively employed or self-employed.
Present at the occasion were: the Deputy Governor, Professor Placid Njoku; Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emeka Nduka; Secretary to the Government, Chief Cosmas Iwu; the Chief of Staff, Sir Nnamdi Anyaehie and members of the expanded State Executive Council.