The Kogi State government has provided a 10 per cent subsidy for 17,000 primary school teachers to obtain laptops.
The initiative tagged “One Teacher One Laptop Agenda” is part of Governor Idris Wada’s ICT empowerment programme.
In his address at the launch held at the new administrative complex of the Kogi State wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Wada, who was represented by the deputy governor, Mr Yomi Awoniyi reiterated his administration’s commitment to achieving maximum ICT empowerment for its citizenry.
The policy statement credited to the governor, stated: “today`s ceremony is the beginning of a gradual ICT empowerment vision for our people, especially our teachers who, by all standards, are custodians of knowledge.
Therefore, each teacher shall be entitled to a laptop with the intent to further enhance their professional productivity while the state government has graciously made provision for a 10 per cent subsidy relief package for each beneficiary.”
The Consultants to the state government on ICT Empowerment Initiative and Chief Executive Officer, Lords Promotions Limited, Dr. Olusegun Okeowo and Chief Mrs Modupe Jemibewon, CEO of John Mary Nigeria Limited, praised the governor for the initiative, saying that it is a bold testament to his commitment to consolidate his transformation agenda through ICT.
Dignitaries at the ceremony include Head of Service, Kogi State, Dr Moses Atakpa; Chairman, SUBEB, Alhaji Usman Jibril; Special Adviser to Kogi State governor on Labour and Productivity, Hon. Sola Ojo; National President, NUT, Comrade Kayode Alogba-Olukoya, represented by Chief Olu Abiala, Kogi State NUT Chairman, Comrade Sanni Amin.