FG, Huawei Awards 1000 Nigerian Civil Servants

FG, Huawei Awards 1000 Nigerian Civil Servants

The Federal Government of Nigeria in collaboration with global leading
ICT firm, Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, closed out the training
for 1000 Nigerian civil servants under the ICT for change programme with a
closing award ceremony. The ceremony which held at the Abuja International
Conference Centre, had in attendance the office of the Secretary to the Federal
Government (SGF), who was represented by the Permanent Secretary General
Services Office, Mr. Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle, the Minister of Communications,
Dr. Isa Pantami, the office of the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry
of Interior represented, the Honourable Ambassador of the People’s Republic of
China to Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Pinhjian, as well as the Vice President of Huawei
Technologies, Mr. Chen Zhijun and other top management of the company.

Honourable Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Pinhjian

The ICT for Change program is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
signed between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Huawei Technologies
Company Nigeria Limited as part of Huawei’s CSR initiatives aimed at supporting
the automation of government processes in Nigeria. The program had two phases
which were to train 2000 Nigerian youths and 1000 Nigerian Civil Servants on
core ICT capacity. On the 25th of October 2018, the company signed the MoU to
proceed on the second phase of the training for the civil servants and started
the program on the 14th of January 2019. The program which had 19 batches of
civil servants was completed on the 28th of June 2019 having trained a total of
935 public servants drawn from 101 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

At the closing ceremony, the Secretary to the Federal Government
(SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, represented by the Permanent Secretary General
Services Office, Mr. Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle, expressed his delight on the
successful conclusion of the training program. He stated that “on behalf of the
Federal Government of Nigeria, I wish to sincerely thank Huawei Technologies
for this partnership in fulfilling their corporate social responsibility as a
reputable global organization. This gesture is highly commendable and we look
forward to more of such programmes that seek to compliment Federal Government’s
commitment to deliver good governance.”

Top Management of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited and some Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Nigeria

“The ICT For Change program has tremendously increased the knowledge
of the participants in the areas of Human Capacity building in developing ICT
trends, Innovative ICT & Building Smart City, Internet of Things Trends and
Solutions, E-Government, Cloud technology, web design and maintenance,
Microsoft Word training, Software-Defined-Networking (SDN), etc.” he added.

The SGF also stated that the programmes were also in alignment with
the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (2017 -2020) which
seeks to enhance the capacities and capabilities of Ministries, Departments and
Agencies (MDAs) in their performance and delivery systems.

huawei technologiesCivil Servants from Various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)

The Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Pantami, expressed his appreciation to Huawei Technologies for its continuous partnership with the Nigerian government – ministries, departments and agencies. He stated that “Capacity building is critical to achieving digitization in the country and Huawei Technologies through this training is contributing significantly to the mandate of the present administration to drive a fully digital government ecosystem”. According to the Honourable minister, trainings as this which improve digitization also significantly contribute to poverty alleviation in the country which is a core mandate of the present administration.

The Honourable Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to
Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Pinhjian, acknowledged that “Civil servants play an essential
role in the effective and efficient running of government. With the ever wider
spread and application of ICT in our society, civil servants everywhere are
confronting more and more ICT-related challenges in formulating and
implementing policies.”

“I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Office of the
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) for its deep trust in
Huawei, an integral part of Nigeria’s ICT ecosystem and a leading ICT giant of
the world which we Chinese are very proud of. The efforts made by the OSGF in
partnership with Huawei to enhance ICT training are highly commendable, as
capacity building initiative is one of the eight major initiatives announced at
the FOCAC Beijing Summit last September.” The ambassador added.

L-R: Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Pantami, Permanent Secretary General Services Office, Mr. Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle, Honourable Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Pinhjian, MD/CEO Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, Mr. Zhang Lulu.

He assured a good working relationship between the both countries
stating that “China remains committed to enhancing exchanges and cooperation
between competent authorities of China and Nigeria, sharing good practice in
each other’s ICT development, seizing the opportunity presented by the digital
economy, encouraging companies to carry out cooperation in ICT infrastructure,
the internet and the digital economy, and working together to narrow the
digital divide and promote the building of an information society in Nigeria
and China.”

Huawei Technologies Vice President, Mr. Chen Zhijun, stated that “In
Nigeria, ICT has played a crucial role in providing the requisite tools that
support the diversification of the economy. ICT has contributed over 10% of
Nigeria’s GDP. Furthermore, World Economic Forum predicts that by 2025, some
1.9 million jobs and $20 billion in additional GDP will accrue to Nigeria as
technology continues to offer people new opportunities to engage in online
platform work and transition from informal to formal jobs.”

“The ICT for Change program is a part of Huawei Nigeria’s efforts in
skill transfer and talent fostering. At Huawei, we believe that people are the
most important and valuable asset. Investment in people is investment in
future. Huawei Nigeria is determined and committed to walking this journey with
Nigerians to boost availability, accessibility and affordability of ICT
services to turn digital inclusion into social and economic inclusion, with our
vision and mission to bring digital to every person, home, organization for a
fully connected and intelligent world.”

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