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SkillUpImo wins another award, targets more

Gov. Hope Uzodinma

By Innocent Anoruo

IMO State government is raking in awards through its SkillUpImo project supervised by the Ministry of Digital Economy and E-Government.
Through the same SkillUpImo, the state also targets another award, this week, the Commissioner for Digital Economy and E-Government, Dr. Chimezie Amadi, told The Guardian.
The state was honoured at the 2023 Startup Awards held in Port Harcourt, at the weekend, for the feat by the project.
Late July, this year, Governor Hope Uzodimma and the commissioner were honoured in the Titans of Tech Awards in Lagos through the project.
The Startup Awards, a body renowned for recognizing and celebrating the most innovative startups, organizations, and institutions, acknowledged the transformative impact of SkillupImo in its decision.
Competing with numerous other esteemed nominees, the win for SkillupImo underscores the monumental strides the initiative has made in just a year.
Receiving the awards in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the commissioner, who was represented by Prisca Amaefule, said: “This recognition reaffirms our commitment to the digital transformation of Imo State. SkillUpImo is not just an initiative; it is a movement towards a more inclusive, sustainable and tech-driven future.
“We dedicate this award to our digital governor, Uzodimma, for birthing this great initiative, the relentless efforts of our team, the tireless entrepreneurs of our state and the SkillupImo community.”
SkillUpImo has successfully trained and empowered over 20,000 youths in Imo. This training has not only enhanced their employability but has also spurred entrepreneurship and innovation in the region.
The impact of SkillUpImo’s programmes has radiated beyond Imo, benefiting the entire South East and South-South regions. The graduates have gone on to create startups, contribute to the digital economy and inspire others to acquire digital skills.

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