Broadband communications service provider, VDT communications, says that encouraging more girls to take up careers in the Information and Communications Technology, ICT field would benefit the Nigerian economy immensely.
The company said this realisation was behind its continued sponsorship of the annual International Girls in ICT day celebration organised by the E-Business Life magazine in Lagos.
General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Mrs. Abimbola Ikumariegbe said she has spoken to many young girls and encouraged them to choose a career in ICT, drawing from her experiences as an ICT professional.
Ikumariegbe said the event is interesting because it encourages young girls from different secondary schools to develop interest in ICT in an attempt to strike a balance with the male professionals who dominate the sector.
According to her, “It opens up a world of opportunities to young girls through the information that will be provided by various female ICT professional speakers whom they can easily identify with as role models and expand their career choices.
“VDT also helps the young girls to understand various services that a broadband company can offer by showcasing various services at the event”she added.
VDT services include Digital Lease Circuit, Corporate Internet, Metro Wireless, Metro Fiber, ATM Solutions, Wi-FiHotspot and 4G LTE Advanced Retail Internet service.