The National Youth Service Corp, (NYSC) has requested the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) to help in recreating the Information and Communication Technology Centre it established at the Federal Capital Territory Secretariat in other State secretariats in order to further enhance the ICT skills of Corp members.
The National Youth Service Corp Director General, Brigadier General Shu’aibu Ibrahim made the appeal when he called at the NITDA Corporate Headquarters, Abuja.
He appealed to the Director General of NITDA to graciously consider other secretariats for such opportunities given to FCT secretariat.
NYSC is a gateway organization that can be used to harness the potential of the youths in the country which will aid the nation in his drive to transform the economy to digital economy
Mr. Shu’aibu, while recalling that NITDA and NYSC have a long standing bond that was dated back to when the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami was the Director General of the Agency, noted that he wants to strengthen the existing relationship that is between the two organizations.
According to General Ibrahim, strengthening the partnership would assist the Corp to overcome some of the menaces it is facing especially on checkmating the spread of fake news on social media.
Giving an example with the story of a JSS2 student alleged to have impregnated a Corp member, the NYSC Director General described the abuse of social media as worrisome and appealed to NITDA to stem the tide.