Enugu launches its technology centers, youth innovation centers.
To implement its youth skills and empowerment policies, the administration of Governor Ifeani Ugwuani of Enugu State has applied to nominate qualified candidates for the positions of CEOs of the new State Technology Pole and Youth Innovation Centers in Enugu Urban and Obollo. Afor, Udenu Self-Government Region.
The announcement of the CEO vacancies is in line with the state government’s commitment to immediately launch two technology hubs and centers in a statement by the Secretary of State of Government (SSG) Professor Simon Scienna Hortuagna. youth innovation.
Prof. Ortouña explained that “the CEOs will be the managing directors responsible for the day-to-day management of the state-owned Enugu technology centers and youth innovation centers.”
SSG added that their responsibilities also include managing the training of young people in the centers; coordinates and directs department heads; oversees personnel issues and performs other functions that may be delegated to them from time to time by the Ministry of Oversight.
He stressed that a suitable candidate for appointment to the post of general director of the center must have “a good honors degree or equivalent in information and communication technology, computer science, engineering, administration, management and other related disciplines of a university or other institution. higher education “.
Prof. Ortuagna, who argued that a qualifying candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the relevant field, stated that “having a master’s or postgraduate degree would be an added benefit.”
SSG then asked qualified and interested applicants to submit their printed applications in sealed envelopes with ten (10) copies of relevant documents, curriculum vitae (CV), two (2) recent photographs, and the names and addresses of three (3) arbitrators. , one of which must be the current employer of the candidate, Permanent Secretary (General Administration), Office of the Secretary of State of Government, Abuja Building, Government Building, Enugu, until March 12, 2021.
The statement noted that the sealed envelopes in the upper left corner should be marked with “Position of General Director, State Technology Center and Enugu Innovation Center” indicating the preferred center (Enugu Urban or Obollo Afor).
He indicated that each arbitrator must submit a confidential applicant report directly to the above address, stating that “conditions of service are available in the public civil service system” as “successful candidates will be eligible for all approved benefits associated with the Office of the Chief Executive Officer”.
Recall that the administration of the governor of Ugwuani last year began large-scale construction and reconstruction of facilities in the centers – a useful event, which is the Honorable Commissioner for Science and Technology. Obi Kama was initiated by the Governor to put technological innovation at the heart of the digital economy, he said.
Hon. Kama said the goal is “to transform Enugu into a technology tourism country over the next three years by introducing the best technology solutions and innovations through localization and therefore increasing the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) by at least 15%.”
He added that “the hub also aims to create more than 1,500 small tech companies in the region; employing more than 10,000 young people in a short period of time, “while it is reported that” the centers will be equipped with computers, a solar power source, a 100 kVA generator, Internet access, educational tools and supplies. “
The Commissioner also said that the services to be provided in the technical centers for the population of Enugu State, especially youth, include computer training programs, solar training, computer coding, web site design, graphic design, pastry and practical training. technical skills, among others.
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