Chinese firm equips Nigeria youth with ICT
From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – A partnership between the Office of the Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Student Affairs and leading global solutions provider, Huawei Technologies, is set to empower some 1 000 youths in information and communications technology.
The two organisations have announced the partnership to initiate a social development programme.
The initiative which would be overseen by the Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Student Affairs, Nasir Adhama, would commence at a date to be announced soon.
The Presidential aide said that his office would select and screen the beneficiary participants from all geopolitical zones of the country for the training.
Out of the 1 000 youths that would be trained by Huawei Africa, 200 would be sent to China for more training on ICT.
“There are many programmes and activities that would get our youths engaged and involved, especially our brothers and sisters in Niger Delta and North East who will also benefit from the Huawei partnership programme,” said Adhama.
We strongly seek for the cooperation and supports of all Nigerian youths from the nook and cranny of the federation to move our nation forward,” he added.
The partnership follows a recent visit by the Special Assistant to China where he met the leaders of the telecommunication company on the proposed ICT programme.
Huawei, which is one of the global brands in ICT, would also establish a world class ICT centre in Nigeria to create more opportunities for Nigerian youths.
– CAJ News
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