The Bauchi State Government says it would partner with the privately owned Al-Muhibbah Institute to train civil servants and political office holders.
A statement signed by Mukhtar Gidado, Adviser on Media to the Governor, and made available to newsmen in Bauchi on, Thursday, indicated that the governor disclosed the government’s plans at the formal inauguration of the institute in Abuja, on Thursday.
He said the civil servants would be trained on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and other relevant areas that would enhance their capacity and productivity.
Mohammed emphasised the importance of ICT to the enhancement of good governance and providing empowerment opportunities.
The Governor added that his administration would continue to partner with the private sector towards developing the capacity of youth and women on information technology.
He applauded the initiative of his wife and the founder of the institute, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed, for her foresight in establishing the institute.
” I wish to also acknowledge and appreciate your modest contributions to educational development in Nigeria” he said.
” I am happy that the Institute was established by my dear wife and I am very proud to be here. We acknowledge her contribution to societal development and I congratulate you for engaging experts to manage the Institute”, he added.
The governor declared the total commitment of his administration to providing policies and programmes that would promote self reliance among the youth, to enable them contribute to the growth and development of the state.
Earlier in her remark, the Bauchi State first Lady, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed, said the Institute was established on the principle of creating opportunities for the youth to be able to attain their full potentials.
“We would achieve this through training of the youth on skills acquisition and vocational education” she said.
She said that the Institute will not relent in contributing to nation building by complementing government’s effort at providing qualitative education to the citizenry.
“This Institute is to bridge the existing gap between skills and knowledge, so, I am calling on the private sector to collaborate with us and consider the institute as a life changing platform”, she added.
“Let me use this opportunity to once again express my gratitude to my dear husband, His Excellency, Gov. Bala Mohammed for supporting me to come up with this initiative.
” I also commend the efforts of our partners, which include the University of Maiduguri and Kaduna Polytechnic”, she said.
Mrs Mohammed urged the students of the Institute to embrace the culture of excellence, determination and prayers, to enable them excel in their future endeavours.