Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and the Federal Government of Nigeria, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Nigerian government officials to partake in and benefit from an e-skills development project entitled ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme. Reports Chima Akwaja
Launched in 2008, Huawei’s ‘Telecom Seeds for the Future’ programme aims at cultivating local ICT talent, promoting knowledge transfer, improving people’s interest in and understanding of the telecom industry, and encouraging countries and regions to participate in the building of digital communities.
The company is launching the programme for Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, at a time the government is pushing hard to deepen ICT uptake, penetration and use especially through discovering and training of young talents and government officials in ICT related areas who are viewed as the hope of the country’s future. The programme at the government officials’ level, involves Huawei inviting 10 Nigerian officials in ICT related fields to take part in an ICT innovative training at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China.