Over 30,000 youths to acquire digital skills, says Pantami
TECHDIGEST – No less than 30,000 additional young Nigerians will gain access to digital skills training as part of the benefits of a collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy and Huawei Technologies (Nigeria) Limited, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has said.
He spoke during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties aimed at developing the digital literacy of Nigerian talent.
The event also doubled as a presentation ceremony for the Huawei competition national final awards.
“The memorandum of understanding signing between the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy on one hand and Huawei Nigeria, on the other hand, is more on developing the skills of citizens in the country, particularly because the global trend today requires students to have skills with which they can do things practically. That is why we came up with MOU to see how, as part of Huawei’s corporate social responsibility, they can support our students all over the country,”Pantami said.
The President of Huawei Nigeria, Liuyan Trevor stated that their organisation is fully committed to the development of Nigerian Digital Economy through the enhancement of the digital literacy and skill of young Nigerians.
“Huawei is committed to build a fully connected, intelligent World through a Digital Economy Transformation. One of the eight pillars of Digital Economy Policy is to accelerate the development of the Nigerian digital economy by enhancing the digital literacy and skills of Nigerians. This policy will usher a massive training of Nigerians from all works of life in order to enable them to obtain digital literacy and other digital skills,” Trevor stressed.