Communication Giant Huawei Says, ICT Key Factor to Nigeria’s Development

….holds job fair for students at ABU

Director, Service and Delivery for Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Ltd, Melissa Chen, has identified Information Communication Technology (ICT) as one of the key factors for Nigeria’s development, hence the need to develop more upcoming ICT engineers in the country.
She made it known while speaking at the 2021 Huawei ICT Job Fair held at Assembly Hall, Samaru Main Campus, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria that Huawei will continue pushing for a better digital Nigeria.

According to Chen, ” Nigeria is developing very fast in Industrialization, Infrastructure and Economy in general, ICT is one of the key factors for the country’s development and this is among the reasons we need to give more opportunities to the upcoming ICT engineers”. 

She commended ABU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala, and his staff for promoting the growth of ICT in the Institution, the Huawei Director said that effort of the University gave a lot of hope for ICT companies like Huawei to keep pushing for a “better digital Nigeria”.

Melissa Chen said the event was the second time the global ICT giant had launched its ICT job fair on Campus in Ahmadu Bello University, describing the job fair as “an exciting moment” for Huawei, also assured that the ICT company would shape the future of the ICT industry in Nigeria by bridging the digital divide and bringing latest technologies into the industry.

She went further to say that, “Today is an exciting moment for Huawei. This is the second time we have launched our Job Fair in Campus in ABU. As we all know, Nigeria attaches importance to the development of ICT, and basic education of ICT. Huawei supports Nigerian students as they learn the latest technologies through our programs. 

“Huawei has been in Nigeria for over 20 years, and the key to success has been given to many Nigerian students through training and preparing them to face new challenges in the ICT industry as it is growing very fast. 

“We can see there is so much students can offer in the ICT industry because a lot of Nigerian students have shown their capabilities, for example, last year ICT competition, excellent ABU Zaria, University of Port Harcourt and University of Ibadan students won The Global Grand Prize in the Network and Cloud Track and Second Prize in the Network Track a very impressive achievement that has never been achieved by any country in the competition.

“We will shape the future of ICT in Nigeria by bridging the digital divide and bringing latest technologies into this industry. Once again, thank you our partners for continuous support. I see a great hope for the development of ICT in Nigeria. I would like to thank the Vice Chancellor and staffs of ABU for promoting the growth of ICT in the school and students. This gives a lot of hope for ICT companies like Huawei to keep pushing for a better Digital Nigeria.

“Dear Students, Huawei is working to empower you as a learner, not only to work in the ICT Industry but also improve standard of ICT through the use of Huawei ICT solutions. However, I encourage you to continue pursuing more knowledge and skill by getting Huawei Professional and Expert Level certification. This will give you more solid foundation in ICT and give you more opportunities in the Job Market.

“We wish that Huawei, Universities, and Educational institutions can deepen cooperation in training ICT talents and make greater achievements! 

“Firstly, I would like to congratulate all the students who have gone through the Huawei ICT Academy training, as we all know, it is not easy at all. Today you are here, ready to enter into the ICT industry, which is one of the most fast growing and important industry in the world. We believe that with the Huawei certificate being your wings, you will be able to fly higher and further,” Chen said.
Early in his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala praised the ICT giant for its continues support towards empowering Nigerian students through the use of Huawei ICT solutions.
The University Don congratulated the students that participated in the qualification test and interview session, said that the more proficient you were in ICT the more distinguished you would become.
Goodwill messages from Huawei partners were delivered at the occasion. Muhammad Kabiru Haladu spoke on behalf of Micro Access Limited, while Olushola Fashina spoke for Certified Systems Limited.

To fully understand Huawei general operations, Oreofeoluwa Opemipo Omolaolu of Huawei Public Relations Unit gave an overview of the ICT company, just as Kenneth Igwe spoke on the objectives of Huawei ICT job fair.

The participating students at the job fair first went through a qualification test and later participated in an interview session anchored by a team of interviewers from the ICT company and its partners.