FG partners Huawei to curb unemployment

The Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy has partnered with Huawei Technologies (Nigeria) Limited to curb unemployment in the country.

The federal government has begun the implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The MoU aims at seeing to the establishment of two core ICT projects in Nigeria – the Huawei ICT Academy Project and the Huawei ICT Talent Cultivation Project.

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Prof. Isa-Ali Pantami, at the kick-off, hailed the efforts of Huawei, particularly in its CSR programs.

He said, “The government is thankful to Huawei, especially for how the country has benefited from the CSR programs. Huawei is establishing a global training center in Nigeria to train Nigerians and other African countries in ICT.”

The partnership will enable the development of not less than 300 ICT academies in top universities, polytechnics, and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
No less than 10,000 university students -on the recommendation of the ministry – will be trained each year with a total of 30,000 students in three years.
This would include training, competition, and other activities incidental to the operation of the ICT Academy.

“Huawei will provide its latest technology and help curb unemployment in Nigeria by providing jobs, experience opportunities, and ICT certifications to students each year to increase their job market competitiveness,” the minister added.



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