By Ajibola Abayomi,
August 7, 2018.
He is a pastor and a computer engineer, and hails from Delta State.
Ndaika Joseph lives at Abarenje Area, Ikotun in Lagos State.
For over three years, he has been training hundreds of people who desire computer knowledge to either update their businesses or for self development in various capacities.
On that, he is not relenting and willing to do more for free at AIS Computer Institute, Abarenje.
When encountered by TheLead Online, he said his vision was: “To bring information technology closet and accessible to everyone and every home in Nigeria, Africa and the Globe as a whole.”
Apart from that the pastor stated that he was on a mission “to make life easier through technology exploitation and research on all sphere of human endeavour including building human capacity, industrial expansion, academic discoveries, agricultural innovation and curbing down crisis of all nature through technology.”
How does Pastor Ndaika intend to actualise all these? He minced no words saying what he was doing was a calling.
“About five years ago, I heard a voice that I should use my computer knowledge to train people for free without charging a dime. What people only pay for here is a thousand naira to obtain registration form and further trainings are free.
“At AIS Computer Institute, we run different packages for people depending on their level of skills and objectives. Some for three weeks, three or six months depending on individual’s capacity. The training is for all Nigerians irrespective of religious beliefs.
“We have sent letters to the churches to present people for training. Many had graduated at our center. We have teachers and a hall we pay for. God has been sustaining us through.”
The pastor went to share his personal testimony revealing that “at first, I never wanted to accept to teach people for free because I was asking myself before I became pastor that how could I acquire knowledge and begin to teach for free?
“The day I made up my mind to start, in fact it was like a dream to see several people that had owed me money for years strolling into the center to start repaying what they had been owing for years one after the other.
“We are targeting millions of Nigerians, both the old and young ones for the training. We are in the computer age so people must acquire the skills to assist them stand the test of time. The hall I am using now can accommodate between 50-60 students and soon we shall move to where we can accommodate more” he said.