FG appeals to Huawei to deepen rural telephony access

The federal government has called on ICT company, Huawei, to help facilitate the expansion of the country’s rural telephony accessibility.

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, made the call in Abuja while she received Trevor Liu, Managing Director and Nigeria Representative of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited.

Government wants rural telephony expanded to bridge the gap between urban educational systems and what obtains in rural areas.

The federal government urged Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited “to help with affordable solutions that would guarantee digital value additions and accessibility to the Nigerian rural communities”.

Mrs. Zainab Ahmed said:“education system has been most impacted by COVID-19 and only students and children in the cities have been able to have access to digital learning”.

She also appealed to Huawei to bring into Nigeria assembly plants and repair workshops that could help create jobs and expand the value chain for the Nigerian citizenry, giving that the country is a big market.

In his response, Trevor Liu, Managing Director of Huawei, said Nigeria is the second country in the world that benefits from Huawei’s training.

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