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NEDC flags off 500 housing units project in Taraba

By Charles Akpeji (Jalingo) and Odun Edward (Ilorin)
27 October 2021   |   3:39 am
The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has flagged off the construction of no fewer than 500 housing units in Taraba State.

Mohammed Alkali

Kwara gov pledges completion of 40 digital literacy centres
The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has flagged off the construction of no fewer than 500 housing units in Taraba State.

While 150 of the housing units will be built in Jalingo, the capital, 350, according to the commission, will be spread among other cities in the state.

The Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of NEDC, Mohammed Alkali, who performed the foundation-laying ceremony yesterday in Jalingo alongside the Governor, Darius Ishaku, and the Chairman of NEDC Governing Board, Maj-Gen. Paul Tarfa (rtd.), said the action had become necessary following the activities of insurgents in the region.

ALSO, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, yesterday, said his administration would ensure speedy completion of 40 digital literacy centres it started across the state, describing it a big investment in the Kwara child to survive in the knowledge economy.

The literacy centres are among the 2014 to 2019 school projects of the administration under the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)/Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) interventions.

The governor, who spoke in Ilorin at the commissioning of an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Lab donated to the Government Secondary School (GSS) by Huawei under its Youthhub Africa Initiative, said government was making deliberate efforts to raise a new generation of digital natives in Kwara.

“In the next few years, everything we do will be ICT-driven. It is therefore important for all of us to plan for the future. In a world where robots and Artificial Intelligence are fast taking up jobs hitherto held by humans, the best investment for the future is deliberate investment in digital education,” AbdulRazaq said.