Oyo Fed. Lawmaker, Odidi Omo Urges Youth To Embrace ICT For Financial Gain


The member representing Ibadan Northwest/Southwest Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Dhikirulahi Adedeji Olajide Odidiomo has urged Nigerian youth to shun cybercrime and engage in productive ventures through Information and Communication Technology(ICT).

He made the advice to youth during his visit to his constituency recently.

Odidi Omo who just emerged as
House Committee Chairman on ICT and Cybersecurity said technology has become the driver of competitiveness in our world today and has redefined productivity and changed the dynamics of production and services.

The lawmaker noted that ICT had become the focus globally, adding that youths needed to convert their ICT ideas into business ventures rather than cybercrime, saying youths could be self-reliant through ICT without necessarily relying on a white-collar job.

” The relentless march of the digital age has propelled Information Technology (I.C.T.) into a realm of unparalleled innovation, revolutionizing industries worldwide.

” As a new generation of tech-savvy pioneers emerges, the potential for I.C.T. to create a fresh wave of billionaires is undeniable.

‘ We need to know that, the I.C.T. sector is currently experiencing unprecedented growth, driven by advancements in artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, and cybersecurity. Companies worldwide are increasingly harnessing technology to boost efficiency and cater to the digital needs of a global audience.

‘ There is a need to explore the boundless opportunities within I.T. and advocate for inspiring the younger generation to embrace this dynamic field, unlocking their entrepreneurial spirit, and propelling them towards unprecedented success.

In his statement, Odidi Omo said, the federal government will not also renege on its effort in training and retraining youth in Information Communications Technology (ICT).

He said that more than ever, it is vital for the government to prepare its youth for the digital economy and the future of work.

” For me, one of the greatest empowerment any youth can get now is practical training and skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to get him or her out of the unemployment market, it is the fastest way to success.

” It is a good thing that, I am now the House Committee Chairman on ICT and Cybersecurity, my committee will continuously work with all stakeholders to periodically set up training that would equip the youths and inculcate in them the spirit of ICT entrepreneurship as well as help them build the capacity to develop business plans related to ICT operations” Odidi Omo stated

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