“It really is refreshing that for the first time we are not talking about problems; security, health or education, we are talking about something [proactive], we are talking about skills.”- Her Excellency, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State in a State visit with iCreate Africa on Friday the 31st of January 2020.
ICreate Africa is a hub for skill excellence and development with a mandate as a social enterprise to create 5 million Jobs in 5 years by prioritizing technical skills as a global currency and a tool that empowers citizens to create sustainable and inclusive economies.
CEO Bright Jaja and Her Excellency, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State
Creation of [some infrastructure] will go a long way in partnership with iCreate Africa in taking Kaduna state to where it needs to be, adds Mr. Idris Samaila Nyam, Honourable Commissioner for Business, Innovation and Technology Kaduna State in courtesy visit with iCreate Africa.
Reiterating the importance of maintaining a winning streak and bringing up younger ones that can serve as mentors, Her excellency addresses the participants and champions who represented Kaduna in the iCreate Skills National competition. In attendance were Muhammed Ahmad (web development, silver medalist), Lot Madaki (Leatherwork, Gold medalist), Ismail Jimoh (Automobile technology 2nd silver medalist), Maryam Abdullahi (Cooking, bronze medalist), and Winifred Abraham (the only female competitor in construction category).
Her excellency expressed her gratitude, saying how blessed pleased they were because of the opportunity to bring something positive to show the world about Kaduna, anticipating the beginning of bigger and better things to come.
Author Deborah Odibo