Ondo State Government is to commission Digital Village Projects (DVP) across the state and is expected to train about 96 youths monthly as part of its strategic plans to reduce high rate of youth unemployment.
The project is to be located across the three senatorial districts. About 96 youths mostly fresh graduates and young secondary school leavers are targeted to attend the program.
Speaking at a press briefing in Akure, the Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT and the Chairman of the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), Olumbe Akinkugbe, said the project is ICT Resource-based centre with the aim of providing various services to the public through computers connected with the internet, cameras, printers and other communication infrastructure all backed with 24 hours electricity.
According to him, the project is targeted at young school leavers and unemployed graduates with a view to engaging them in productive and meaningful ventures that will bail them out of endless search for white collar job and aerobic cycle of poverty through digital skills.
Akinkugbe expressed believe that some of the youth will undoubtedly start their ICT entrepreneurship investment through other ICT dependent services such as POS, internet services and agency banking to boost rural trade and commerce.