…Bags WICA’s Award as Winner in IT/ICT
Ondo State First Lady, Chief Mrs BettyAnyanwu-Akeredolu, in recognition of her efforts brigding the gender gap in digital and solar technology, the Women in Infrastructure Community Africa, WICA, honoured her with the IT/ICT Award.
The State Chairperson of WICA, Dr Mrs Aminat Ajenifuja-Abubakar, while presenting her the award at her office in Government House ground Alagbaka, Akure earlier today, noted that the association appreciated Mrs Akeredolu’s efforts in promoting Information and Communication Technology in girls through her BeMore Empowered Initiative, therefore, working towards bridging the gender gap in the sector.
Ajenifuja-Abubakar, who explained that she was nominated for the award during WICA’s first anniversary, asserted that the anniversary featured presentation of different categories of awards under infrastructure, saying that: “And in the process of doing that, you were nominated for the ICT/IT Digital infrastructure because of the footprint that you have set in that area.
She said they are here to first appreciate Mrs Akeredolu for all the works she have been doing since assuming office and even before, and to encourage her not to relent.
Responding to the honour, the Ondo First Lady, appreciated the Women Professional body for recognising her efforts and reiterated her commitment to keep promoting the interest of girls in digital technology, which she said was one of the sector that is gender-neutral.
“It’s been a pleasure that I am making my own contribution in promoting digital infrastructure and I will continue, because I have seen that some of these things we thought will cost arm and a leg for a Nigerian child is doable; you only need to have the passion and vision to be able to do it.