Tukur Strikes Deal With China On Information TechFeatured, Latest News, News Monday, November 25th, 2013
Huawei, a global leading information and communication technology company, has expressed preparedness to partner with Nigeria in further developing its Information Technology.
The Company’s Vice President, James made this known when officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Alhaji Bamanga Tukur visited the Huawei headquarters at Shenzhen, China as part of his tour of strategic Chinese institutions.
The Director said as a world leading telecommunication company, Huawei has a fair representation in Nigeria with a leading market share and a staff strength of 1, 600.
According to him, almost all the GSM providers in Nigeria subscribe to its services, stressing that Huawei could easily provide solutions to any areas of deficit on telecommunications in Nigeria.
He told the PDP Chairman that Huawei telecommunications has undertaken lots of social responsibilities in Nigeria, including training of more than 5,000 Nigerians on Information Technology, while offering support to more than 1000 orphans and widows in the country.
He said as at 2012, Huawei had made a net investment in Nigeria of millions of USD, a feat he said had made it to offer direct and indirect job opportunities to not less than 20,000 Nigerians.
Tukur in his response said time was ripe for Nigeria to start the building of what he described as a digital society to enable it measure up excellently in e-commerce, e-transport, e-banking, e-learning and other brands of telecommunications in general.
He reckoned that telecommunication has altered the ways of life of man across the globe, a reason he stressed Nigeria could not afford to lag behind in the race for information technology.
The PDP Chairman said, “Since Africa lost out in the agricultural revolution and industrial revolution, it should rather be seen to have woken up to full take advantage of the stage of Information Technology”.
He called for a strong partnership between Nigeria and China in the development of Information Technology with Huawei in the driver’s seat.
He assured that the PDP would not relent in its efforts towards attracting the attention of the federal government and its relevant agencies to the importance of Information Technology and the need for Nigeria to strengthen its tie with China in that regard.
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