Kebbi Ministry trains SME Associations on leveraging ICT

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From Maiharaji Altine

The Kebbi State Ministry of Information and Communication Technology on Wednesday trained the members of the Small and Medium Enterprises ( SMEs), on leveraging the use of ICT.

Some of the participants during the training exercise

Declaring open the one-day training in Birnin Kebbi, the Commissioner of the ministry, Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed Magoro said,”Today marks another historic day in the socio-economic development of Kebbi state.”

”The Kebbi State Ministry of Information and Communication Technology is hosting a 1-day training for SME associations on how to leverage ICT.

”This is in line with the vision of our amiable Governor, the
Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to build a sustainable economy for Kebbi State.”

Magoro further said that leveraging on technology is key to building sustainable economy; as such, the Kebbi State Government, through the Ministry of ICT has doubled down efforts to ensure that sectors of the state are technology driven to maximise productivity and efficiency.

Magoro added: ”The Ministry of Information and Communication
Technology is leading the transformation of various sectors of Kebbi state.

”Today, through this training, we are introducing our SME
associations to the foundations of building sustainable business
models by leveraging technology.”

The commissioner averred that the training will covered areas such as understanding the web, digital marketing, e-commerce, logistics which are the building blocks of building a robust online business.

According to the ICT commissioner:” The training also has hands-on practical sessions to enable practical approach to what has been learnt.

”In all, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology is transforming the SME sector in Kebbi State by helping them leverage on ICT to grow.

” It is our belief that by building a solid foundation for the SMEs
to build sustainable online models of their business, we will in no time see scaled versions of these business with thriving websites, e-commerce platforms, vibrant social media pages and even dedicated
apps.

Other participants

”It is also our belief that SMEs are the backbone of every nation’s economy, as we empower them today, the multiplier effect will also help create new jobs & opportunities and help in uplifting 100 million
people out of poverty; a vision of our President, President Muhammadu
Buhari.”

Magoro commended the visionary Governor, Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu
for his continuous support to the Ministry, adding, ”as we continue
to drive the technological development of Kebbi State.

”His vision of creating a dedicated Ministry of ICT has within a short period yielded fruitful results for the state and will continue to do so until Kebbi State stands-out fully in technological growth
among states within the country.”

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