Abuja - The World Bank Assisted Global Distance Learning Institute
has been commissioned in Abuja.
The facility has been launched in partnership with AfriHub Nigeria, one of the 75
organizations which bid to partner the government in the running of the institute.
Speaking during the commissioning, a board member of AfriHub, Sule Yakubu, thanked
the Government for conceiving the idea.
According to Yakubu, with the establishment of the Global Distance Learning
Institute in Nigeria, the youths were not only going to match up with their
counterparts in the developed economies, but would acquire such
employment skills that will enable them compete and have edge over others in
the international sphere.
The President and CEO of AfriHUB, Manny Aniebonam, hailed the Nigerian Government
for allowing private partnership in the establishment and running of the
He assured the government that the institute has identified unemployment as a
major canker worm militating against the economy and has resolved to use its
technological know-how to train Nigerians not only to become employable but to
also be employers of labour.
Aniebonam said AfriHUB was selected out of over s and reiterated the institute's
commitment to transforming the lives of Nigerians through the provision of
world class education and empowerment in the shortest possible time.
Chairman of the House Committee on the Diaspora, Abike Dabire, tasked the management
of the institute to develop such programmes that would attract the over 2
million Nigerian professionals abroad to delve into and contribute their quotas
towards transforming the lives of Nigerians.
She said the establishment of the Global Distance Learning Institute in Nigeria
was not only timely but in consonance with the Federal Government's
Transformation Agenda aimed at empowering locals.
Nigeria one of the twelve countries to benefit from the World Bank-Assisted
- CAJ News
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