Huawei awards Nigerian students for excellence

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A team of three Nigerian students got Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited’s Outstanding Performance (Huawei Global/national/sub-Saharan Africa ICT Competition), Nigeria National Award for Best ICT Academy Instructor, and Most Cooperative ICT Academy, last week for emerging 3rd place among the top three winners in the Global Final of the Huawei ICT Competition.

The global final of Huawei ICT competition, a top-level event for students in the field, concluded May 26 at the company’s new headquarters in Southern China’s city of Dongguan, China, where they competed with 49 other teams and a total of 147 students representing 30 countries racing for the global trophy.

Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) for the 2019/2020 next edition.

Speaking at the ceremony, Isa Ali Ibrahim-Pantami, director-general of NITDA, commended Huawei Technologies for its commitment in promoting ICT development in Nigeria, saying the initiative aligned well with one of NITDA seven pillars – the capacity building pillar, which is in line with the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Ibrahim-Pantami expressed the need for a renewed partnership, adding that the Agency looked forward to a new relationship and partnership with Huawei that would foster ICT for inclusive sustainable national development in Nigeria.

Ambassador of the People Republic of China to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, observed the growth Nigeria had experienced in the past 20 years since Huawei Technologies came into Nigeria.

“Twenty years ago, there were 27 thousand mobile phone owners in Nigeria. Today, that number soars to 170 million. Twenty years ago, for one-minute talk in Nigeria, it would cost $1, today, that same call costs 2US cents. Twenty years ago, Huawei began knocking the door of Nigeria, today, Huawei grows … Read More...