NCC boss, Danbatta urges stakeholders to support ICT adoption

The Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has called on stakeholders in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector to support the Commission to ensure ubiquitous adoption and use of ICT, with a view to transforming the nation’s economy.

Speaking at the commissioning of the “Prof Umar Garba Danbatta Computer Laboratory” donated by Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited to the Government Senior Secondary School (GSS), Danbatta, Kano State, the EVC/CEO noted that the Commission will continue to be at the vanguard in the implementation of the Federal Government’s policies aimed digitizing the economy.

Danbatta, who expressed his appreciation 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 will also impact the other neighbouring schools that can utilise the tech facility for preparing their students for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and other educational purposes.

He urged the students and others who are willing to acquire or upgrade their knowledge of ICT to avail themselves of the ample opportunity provided by the new facility within their own 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.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of Danbatta Charity Foundation (DCF), Alhaji Nasiru Danguda, applauded the NCC for attracting major development projects to the community, thereby opening unprecedented windows of opportunity for the people.

In his words, “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.”

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