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Buba’s Urgent Call for ICT Graduates: Shaping Futures Beyond White-Collar Ambitions

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2. Buba hands over the certificate of participation to one of the graduating trainees at the event

Buba’s Urgent Call for ICT Graduates: Shaping Futures Beyond White-Collar Ambitions

The resounding echoes of empowerment and self-reliance reverberated through the prestigious halls of the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps (DTAC) in Abuja as Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Yusuf Buba Yakub, the illustrious Director-General, delivered a fervent call to action for the recent graduates of an intensive 3-month ICT training program.

With an unwavering voice, Buba implored the enthusiastic participants to transcend the boundaries of conventional job aspirations and embark on a journey towards entrepreneurial prowess.

At the ceremonious closure and the conferral of certificates to the budding tech virtuosos, Buba’s impassioned address resonated deeply with the assembled graduatefutur

“I am certain today that since we flagged off this training you have learnt one or two lessons that will prove useful to you in the future. ,” he proclaimed.

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A group photograph of the graduands with DG of DTAC and officials of the Agency

His words served as a clarion call, advocating a departure from the passive pursuit of white-collar jobs in favour of proactively forging one’s path in the ever-evolving landscape of digital innovation.

In a compelling narrative, Buba reflected on the transformative potential of the digital age, urging the attendees to capitalise on their newfound knowledge and skills.

“I am sure that even from the age of 1 most of you here had begun to play with mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.This is the direction the world is headed and we all must face that direction.This was why at the commencement of the programme I had challenged you all to make yourselves available and make the best of this time,” he enthused.

Amb.Mohammed Mohammed, Director of Programmes at DTAC standing with the DTAC DG, Buba during the recitation of the National Anthem at the Event.
Amb.Mohammed Mohammed, Director of Programmes at DTAC standing with the DTAC DG, Buba during the recitation of the National Anthem at the Event.

His evocative encouragement echoed a sentiment of adaptability and foresight, signifying a paradigm shift in the trajectory of these graduates’ professional lives.

“I encourage you to continue to deepen what you have learnt these past months, since these instructors will still be with us to guide you through whatever dark areas you may still be experiencing with regards to the programme. We will give you all the support you need to succeed. As you wait for white-collar jobs, learn to do things with your hands, it will make all the difference. I did the same thing in my time;and today the story is different,” Buba affirmed.

His commitment to continuous support was evident, reinforcing the Agency’s dedication to nurturing these blossoming tech enthusiasts.

A cross section of DTAC officials and participants at the event
A cross section of DTAC officials and participants at the event

Addressing the audience earlier, Shehu Mohammed, the Ag. Director in-charge of Administration at the Agency, lauded the program’s outcomes as “inspiring.”

He expressed gratitude to Hon. Buba for spearheading this groundbreaking initiative and pledged to enshrine it as a staple in the Agency’s annual curriculum.

Ubong Anye, the esteemed team-lead of the Strammed Ltd training group, extolled the collaborative efforts between DTAC and his cadre of instructors.

Ag. Director ( Admin.),Shehu Mohammed, delivering his welcome address at the event.
Ag. Director ( Admin.),Shehu Mohammed, delivering his welcome address at the event.

Buba expounded on the program’s unique structure, commencing as an immersive five-week classroom experience before transitioning into an engaging practical application over the ensuing three-month period.

The pinnacle of the event culminated in the ceremonial presentation of certificates to over fifty accomplished graduates, including Corps Members and esteemed staff from both the Media and ICT Units of the Agency.

Hillary Tyato Greno and Shuaib Muhammad Dazhi, speaking on behalf of their peers, conveyed heartfelt appreciation to DTAC’s Management.

Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps,Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Yusuf Buba Yakub
Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps,Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Yusuf Buba Yakub

They pledged to leverage their newfound expertise in Digital Content Creation and Marketing Tools to amplify the Agency’s reach and elevate their professional trajectories.

Among the eminent figures gracing the occasion alongside Buba and the Ag. Director of Administration were Amb. Mohammed Mohammed, the Director of Programmes; Mr. Idris Saidu, the Ag. Director of Finance and Accounts; and Mrs Rahila Ayuba Kaura, the Ag. Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, each contributing distinctively to the success of the event.

The ceremony marked not only the culmination of a transformative training initiative but also heralded a new chapter brimming with boundless prospects for the graduates, propelled by a spirit of innovation and self-reliance.

 


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