The First Lady to Host IT Summit for Youths

Dame Patience Jonathan, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are to host the representatives of youths to an Online Protection Summit in Abuja on September 3, 2013, Tuesday.

dame_patience_jonathanMrs. Ayo Adesugba, the Director of Information in the Presidency, disclosed that the summit, tagged “The Internet: Emerging Threats and Solutions for the Youth”, was being organised by ITU with the Federal Ministries of Communication Technology and Youth Development.

The summit is expected to underscore the importance of the Internet as a contemporary tool for excellence and a vehicle for exposing the vulnerability of youths while producing youth-focused initiatives and ideas to promote the safety of youths on information super highway.

According to the statement signed by Mrs. Ayo Adesugba, “Youths attending the summit will hold an interactive forum with the First Lady while she will unveil the Child Online Protection (COP) Champion Website at the event.

“Participants will receive online protection training provided by Google Nigeria, while 100 lucky participants will be offered scholarships for ICT training from New Horizons,” the statement added.

The First Lady was appointed an Online Child Protection Champion by ITU and the International Multilateral Partnership against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) earlier in the year.

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