The Nigerian government in partnership with Huawei Technologies has finished the training for 1000 civil servants under the Information Communication Technology for change program in the country.
This development is the second phase of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the federal government of Nigeria and Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited and also part of Huawei’s CSR initiatives aimed at supporting the automation of government processes and bureautic procedures in Nigeria.
The Head of the Civil Service in Nigeria, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, explained that the main vision is to develop an elite core of public servants that can stand shoulder to shoulder with any public servant internationally.
Oyo-Ita commended Huawei for always contributing and investing heavily to the growth of ICT in Nigeria.
“We are beginning to build the foundation so I’m excited and highly appreciative of Huawei Technologies’ help through this civil service rebirth.”
She added that the training by Huawei Technologies is a significant contribution to achieving the 2017-2020 Civil Service Strategy Reform agenda to improve the capacity of civil servants in Ministries, Departments, and Agencies in the country.
She added that if well harnessed, a technology derived from the training can help to reduce corruption in Nigeria and aid in the process of transparency.
Also speaking the Communications Manager of Huawei Technologies Company in Nigeria, Adereti Emmanuel stated that
“As Huawei celebrates its 20 years anniversary in Nigeria this year, Huawei has been at the forefront of collaborating with all stakeholders to deliver growth to the ICT industry and affect the lives of all Nigerians”.
The Company is eager to continue to support all stakeholders including the federal government of Nigeria with more CSR Initiatives which will build capacity, improve skills and transfer world-class knowledge for all”.