There has always been the need to address Nigeria’s critical manpower shortage in the ICT sphere, most especially in this age of automation.

Most companies target the young population.

It is in for this reason that Softwareshop Ltd., a software development company, has begun a three-month free training for pupils, in an effort to meet the target of training 100,000 Nigerians in partnership with Codefest Nigeria.

The Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Mr Austin Agbakor, made the disclosure at the launch of a Computer Village Hub (CVhub) in Ikeja.

CVhub, the venue of the training, was established by Softwareshop.

Agbakor said that the training was also to give back to the society.

According to him, training children well on software development, and providing the right environment, will boost Nigeria’s production of software with international standards.

“CVhub starts free training on Aug. 6 at the heart of ICT market in Nigeria,’’ he said.

He expressed the hope that the beneficiaries would acquire relevant skills at the training.

“CVhub will make products that can be tagged `made in Ikeja’ during this training through children,” Agbakor said.

He urged the three tiers of government to invest in capacity building especially in technology for improved economy.

A software developer at Codefest Nigeria, Mr Victor Morgan, said that CVhub was looking forward to excelling.

“CVhub is looking forward to doing great; we are looking at ideas that are disruptive among the kids.

“CVhub trains kids to be lords of themselves,” he said.

CVhub is offering training in coding and cloud, among others.

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