Nigeria: Gombe Keys into ICT For Development

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Gombe State government has restated its commitment towards embracing Information Communication Technology (ICT) as panacea to 21st century challenges and socio-economic development.

Deputy governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau stated this when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) rose from its meeting recently at NGF’s Secretariat in Abuja.

The deputy governor, who represented Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, explained that because the government is aware of the role of ICT in this century in creating jobs for the teeming youths and boosting the economy of the state, Gombe State has keyed into federal government’s programme on Information Communication Technology.

In a statement by the senior special assistant on Media and Publicity to the governor, Ismaila Uba Misili, the deputy governor recalled the recent National Council on Communication and Digital Economy hosted by Gombe State, pointing out that it is a step towards harnessing potentials embedded in the sector.

Speaking on the recent outbreak of Lasser Fever in some parts of the country, Jatau said the administration has taken adequate proactive measures towards prevention of its outbreak in the state.

He disclosed that the state Ministry of Health is already on red alert, but noted that people must be ready to play their own role by living hygienic lives and avoiding rats and dirty environment as a preventive measure.

He also called on the people in the state to report suspicious cases to the relevant medical authorities for prompt action, so as to rid the state of any outbreak of the dreaded disease.

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