The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has commended Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited for donating a computer laboratory to his alma mater, Government Senior Secondary School in Danbatta, Kano State, adding that it is an attestation of the company’s commitment to the growth of ICT education in the country.
Danbatta, while commissioning the computer laboratory named after him, urged other stakeholders in the ICT sector to also support the Commission in its efforts to boost the adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as this would help to boost the nation’s economy.
Danbatta noted that the Commission will continue to be at the forefront in the implementation of the Federal Government’s policies aimed at digitalizing the economy.
Danbatta, who expressed his gratitude to the company for choosing his alma mater for the important ICT project, however, noted that the facility will not only bring invaluable benefits to the students and teachers of the school, but it will also impact the other neighbouring schools that will have access to the facility to prepare their pupils for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and other educational purposes.
He charged the students and others desirous of acquiring or upgrading their knowledge of ICT to avail themselves of the ample opportunity provided by the new facility within their domain.
Speaking earlier, the Director, Public Relations, Huawei Nigeria, Mrs. Lola Fafore, observed that the fully-fledged computer laboratory donated to the school is equipped with free 4G internet service for 90 days as well as computer-based testing (CBT) training applications for JAMB installed in the computers for the benefit of the students.
She said, as part of the company’s contribution to Nigeria through corporate social responsibility, the firm would continue to promote digital inclusion, especially through the provision of access to technology.
“As a company, Huawei looks forward to making more contributions to Nigeria by supporting the NCC in bridging the digital connectivity divide, training talents, building capacity, knowledge transfer and supporting the process of achieving a fully-digital economy,” Fafore said.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of Danbatta Charity Foundation (DCF), Alhaji Nasiru Danguda, commended the NCC for attracting major development projects to the community, thereby opening unprecedented windows of opportunity for the people.
Danguda said: “This is not the first time Huawei is donating this kind of project in Danbatta as Maimunatu Girls Secondary School is also a previous beneficiary. We, the people of Danbatta, are grateful to you and are also proud that we have Prof. Danbatta making us proud with his outstanding performance at NCC, which has attracted us to global giants like Huawei.”