By Chijioke Kingsley
The only female federal Senator in Plateau State, Sen. Nora Dadu’ut, APC Plateau South, has prioritize Education, ICT, saying that the only investment that endures is when you equip the youths with these skills.
The lawmaker said those who get an education have higher incomes, have more opportunities in their lives, and tend to be healthier. Societies benefit as well. Societies with high rates of education completion have lower crime, better overall health, and civic involvement. Lack of access to education is considered the root of poverty.
The Senator stated this Monday, in Shandam Local Government Area of the State during inauguration of some of her constituency projects.
The projects she commissioned includes
bocks of classrooms at Government Secondary School Lardang, a primary school in Vutu village in Quanpan LGA, a motorized hand borehole at Government Secondary School in Mikang, modern toilet facilities and solar panel streets light in Shendam, Mikang and Quanpan LGAs.
Equipping over 20 unemployed graduates drawn from different LGs of Plateau South, with ICT training under her skills acquisition programme, the lawmaker tasks them to take advantage of the opportunity to launch out to the world.
At the end of the training which will last for 5 days, Dadu’ut will arm them with laptops, saying that it will help the beneficiaries to interact and network in the growing world of ICT.
According to her “ICT permeates all aspects of life, providing newer, better, and quicker ways for people to interact, network, seek help, gain access to information, and learn. Besides its presence everywhere, Information and Communication Technology has an immense economic significance.
“As you can see, I started today by inaugurating some blocks of classrooms for the young ones because we need to invest in them. They are our future and leaders of tomorrow.
“My love for education is a burning desire and that is why I want to give the youths quality education in a conducive environment”, she said.
Responding Mr. Peter Danladi, Principal, Government Secondary School, Tunkus, where a solar-powered borehole was inaugurated, thanked the senator for the gesture.
Danladi said that apart from a motorised borehole and modern toilets, the lawmaker also purchased a new generator for the school.