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Huawei Partners With Nigeria To Empower 1,000 Youths On ICT

Huawei Charles DingHuawei Technologies, China’s leading global Information and Communication Technology solution provider is set to partner with the government of Nigeria to initiate a social development program that would empower 1,000 youths in information and communications technology (ICT).

Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Youth and Student Affairs, Nasir Adhama, who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos, said that such partnership is part of the government’s efforts at addressing the issue of unemployment in the country.

He said that the initiative would commence at a date to be announced soon, adding 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 youth that would be trained by Huawei Africa, 200 would be sent to China for more training on ICT.”

The presidential aide stressed that there are many programs and activities that would get local youths engaged and involved.

During the recent visit by President Buhari to China, the special assistant also met with the leaders of the telecommunication company on the proposed ICT program.

Huawei, which is one of the global brands in ICT, has even announced that it would soon establish a world class ICT center in Nigeria to create more opportunities for Nigerian youths. [myad]

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