Dr Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology, has said that her ministry is smartly fusing technology to empower Nigerian girls and women to realise their fullest potentials through the Growing Girls and Women in Nigeria Initiative (GWIN).
The CommTech Minister gave the indication in Abuja where President Goodluck Jonathan today officially launched GWIN, an initiative of the Federal Government developed to empower women and girls in Nigeria.
Johnson said in a presentation delivered at the launch that the CommTech Ministry is leveraging GWIN through specific technology initiatives identified and developed to empower Nigerian women and girls.
The key interventions to empower Nigerian women and girls via ICTs are done through three flagship programmes: The Digital Girls Club; 1,000 Girls ICT Training Programme and SmartWoman Nigeria project (SHE App).
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Dr Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology”]”The Ministry through the 1,000 Girls in ICT Training Programme has trained 1000 young female graduates of different tertiary institutions from across the 36 states of the Federation in the fundamentals of Telecommunications. 200 best-performing students were selected and are currently undergoing further training to become Huawei Certified Data Associates (HCDA).” [/blockquote]