Bauchi First Lady’s Foundation Gets Certiport Certification to run IC3 Intervention Nigeria

Almuhiba Foundation, a nongovernmental organisation run by Bauchi First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed, has received Certipot Certification allowing it to carry out internet crime complaint centre, IC3 intervention in Nigeria.

Yakubu Husain, Chairman Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber crime who announced the development at the Bauchi State Banquet Hall on Thursday during a courtesy visit to Bauchi applauded Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed, Bauchi First Lady who is also the Executive Director, Almuhiba Foundation.

Receiving the certification on behalf of the First Lady, Governor Bala Mohammed said the State Government will, in collaboration with Almuhiba Foundation, use the certificate to train civil servants and other members of the public on a wide range of digital technology skills.

“I am so very happy that Almuhiba Foundation, through its activities, is able to draw the attention of the National Assembly. It is something that gives me the most pleasant surprises.”

“I supported the First Lady to help the vulnerable people and other members of the society who need little assistance to actualize their potential. It is good that today, the Senators have recognised that in certification of her foundation to run ICT training as certified by a US based Computer Centre, Certiport,” Governor Bala said.

The Governor said his administration is working to bring ICT to the forefront of government businesses and to train citizens on digital technology to enhance their productivity and service delivery.

“My colleagues, Distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I am happy to inform you that, already our Ministry of Education has gone on full scale ICT and we have freed resources through that.

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“What you have done today, Distinguished Senators, is an attestation of your capacity to take Nigeria to the next level of development where we will be making laws and regulations that will be beneficial to Nigerians,” he said.

Senator Yakubu Husain, Chairman Senate Committee on Cybercrime said the initiative will provide over 170 different skills of global standards on ICT to people of Bauchi State and beyond.

“Almuhiba Foundation is the first NGO to receive this certificate in the country. This is in recognition of the tremendous work it was able to execute which positively touched the lives of the vulnerable people, youths and women in the country,” Senator Husain said

He said the Committee has forged partnership with relevant stakeholders in Nigeria to curb cybercrimes and related infractions.

He said the Committee will partner with Almuhiba Scholarship to support young people acquire skills needed to make them productive and employable.

“Your Excellency, the dynamics of today’s global technology space has made it mandatory to align public institutions with all regulatory requirements for cyber security. The Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime was created by the 8th Senate based on the need to ensure the Nigerian ICT system aligns with the world of Information and Communication Technology and the promotion of cyber security,” he explains.

“The Committee is therefore glad to associate with Almuhibbah Foundation on its realization of the significance of ICT and the place of digital literacy in socio-economic development and national security.”

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