By Hamza Ibrahim.
In line with itâ€™s quest for efficiency towards realizing the set objectives of the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), the governing board under the leadership of Malam Yakubu Aliyu has met and deliberated on numerous issues. The meeting which took place in Abuja is part of the policy and principles of the organization which demands the governing board members to periodically meet and deliberate in order to re-strategize and offer concrete inputs on the overall activities of the ICT-focused nongovernmental organization.
The meeting which lasted for hours has among other things discussed the state of programmes and projects the organization run, new initiatives as well as the sustainability plans. With headquarters in Kano, CITAD has other five offices in Abuja, Dutse, Jigawa state, Bauch, Jamaâ€™are and Azare in Bauchi state. CITAD sees technology as a tool to promote sustainable development, good governance and peaceful coexistence. It uses ICT to empower youth and women through access to information, skills and online mentoring opportunities. Present at the meeting were: Malam Yakubu Aliyu, Dr. Y.Z. Yaâ€™u, Malam Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai, Ms. Ene Obi, Prof. Amina Kaidal, Dr. Asabe Sadiya Mohammed, Malam Isyaku Garba and Engr. Kamal Umar who are on the board of the organization.