The Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has commended Huawei Nigeria for the conscious and continuous efforts to support the development of Nigeria, especially through investing in education, talent cultivation and knowledge transfer.
The minister and Huawei had recently collaborated to provide basic education materials to aid effective learning to five schools in Eke local government area of Enugu State, Nigeria.
According to a statement to Financial Street on Sunday, Onyeama was delighted to have Huawei, a global leading information and communications technology infrastructure provider, collaborate with him to meet the needs of the students.
Speaking on the importance of education in securing a bright future, the Minister said the students should see China as a good example of what education combined with hard work and consistency could achieve under a period of time.
In less than 50 years, China has become a first world nation, producing some of the best experts in different fields.
The Deputy Managing Director of Huawei Nigeria, Mr Kelvin Yang, stated that Huawei has a long standing cordial relationship with Nigeria and was committed to making more impact in Nigeria.
According to the DMD, “Huawei has been operating in Nigeria for 21 years and has become a family member to Nigeria,” noting that the company was not just in Nigeria to do business but to support the country in bridging the digital gap and cultivating local talents.
Encouraging the students to keep focus on their dreams, Yang said, “I can say that the determination of our Nigerian students is gradually positioning Nigeria on the global map for outstanding performance. In 2020, under the Huawei global ICT competition, Nigerian students team won 1st place for cloud computing and AI technology worldwide.”
Speaking on Huawei’s plans to contribute more to Nigeria through education, Yang added, “In the next three years, Huawei plans to train 30,000 students and engineers in ICT in Nigeria. So far, the company has trained over 17,000 students and 20,000 telecommunications engineers.”
Onyeama, while thanking Huawei for the great support and stating that there would be more collaborations, added, “This is just the beginning…we will continue to do our best to ensure that we make education conducive and easier for you.”
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