Or­tom re­fo­cuses youths from neg­a­tive so­cial me­dia use

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

The Benue State gov­ern­ment yes­ter­day be­gan train­ing on In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy (ICT) for its teem­ing youths.

Gov­er­nor Sa­muel Or­tom who de­clared the 5-day ca­pac­ity build­ing work­shop opened, said that the idea was to chan­nel the en­ergy of the youths into pos­i­tive ven­tures.

“It is rather wor­ri­some that young peo­ple use their en­ergy neg­a­tively on so­cial me­dia as they pro­mote abu­sive and hate speeches. This train­ing is meant for them to en­gage their en­er­gies pos­i­tively,” he said.

The gov­er­nor there­fore urged par­tic­i­pants to ex­plore the po­ten­tials in the field of ICT to build a fu­ture for them­selves, ad­ding that in to­day’s emerg­ing world, those who have no knowl­edge of ICT had no space.

Ear­lier, the Pres­i­dent of Young In­no­va­tors Nige­ria, An­drew Abu, said his or­gan­i­sa­tion would sup­port the ICT work­shop to trans­form Benue into a dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy clime.

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