No fewer than 50,000 Nigerians have benefited from the Huawei Cultivates Information Communication Technology talent seeds in Nigeria.

According to the Chinese report on Wednesday, the programs have played a vital role in building the country’s digital capabilities.

The Chinese firm has initiated various programmes like the ICT for Change program, which offered e-government, cyber security, 5G, cloud service, big data and AI training to over 3,000 Federal Government civil servants.

It says “More than 50,000 individuals in Nigeria have benefited from Huawei’s multiple ICT talent initiatives.

“These programs have played a vital role in building the country’s digital capabilities and empowering the workforce with the skills needed for the evolving digital landscape.

“Huawei’s commitment to talent development aligns with Nigeria’s aspirations to build a robust digital economy and harness the potential of technology for sustainable growth.”

The firm also plans a 30,000-person project for the next three years in Nigeria.

The report said “Through the ‘3-year plan, 33,000 people” project, Huawei plans to further cultivate more ICT talents to address the local shortage of ICT skills and enrich the talent pool.

“With Huawei’s continued commitment to nurturing talent and advancing technology in Nigeria, the future looks promising for the country’s digital landscape, and the nation’s talents are poised to make even greater strides in the field of ICT. ”

The report also revealed that Huawei in August 2023 signed memorandums of understanding with the National Board for Technical Education and the University of Port Harcourt.

The essence of the MoUs, the report stated is to support the country’s ICT talent ecosystem.

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