Well-meaning sons and daughters of Imode Development Association (IDA) in Oke-Ero local government of Kwara State recently built and commissioned a Digital Literacy Centre in the community.
Commissioned by the Kabiyesi, Onimode of Imode, Oba J. A. Dada, the solar-powered Imode Digital Literacy Centre, will serve as a launchpad for making the Community an ICT model in the state as well as in the country, developing local software and systems that preserves the language and culture of Imode people, according to Sunday Folayan, who was part of the people that executed the project.
Folayan, who is the President of the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA), also said The centre would provide technical support for the repair and maintenance of Communications equipment such as phones, tablets and computers within Imode Community as well as provide Internet access for the Community.
“All Nigerians should aim to improve the standard of living of the people in their various communities, by empowering their citizens. It does not take much, and does not cost an arm and a leg,” Folayan said in a recent post on NIRA website.
He added that “With proper access to information, We can expect bountiful harvest from the farmers, better health and improvement in child delivery and maternal health. With digital literacy centres in our communities, we can expect better delivery and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in our country.
“In the rural communities, we also need to promote innovation, disseminate information, offer consultation, and provide training and instructional support. We need to end poverty, protect our environment and ensure prosperity for all. ICT is a very good tool to achieve all these.”