Chinese tech giant Huawei has donated N100million ICT equipment to the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) to boost capacity building.
Speaking during the ceremony on Wednesday in Abuja, the Administrator of DBI, Ike Adinde said the partnership with Huawei started in 2016.
He added that the equipment donated to DBI would help reshape and redefine the institute’s capacity building process, especially in the area of telecommunications.
“This partnership will support a number of DBI training programme and help build skills.
“Equipping this lab would have taken another three years to get there but coming together with a solution provider to build core competencies in a synergistic manner is a milestone.
Also speaking, Uwazie Kingsley, Training Director of Huawei said the company’s training centre has been in existence since 2004 to meet the company’s career capacity building requirement.
He said that the partnership with DBI started in 2016 and amongst the plans we had was for DBI to utilize Huawei lab.
He said Huawei, however, believe that there was the need to go a step further, adding that DBI should be equipped to have a lab where trainings can take place.
“We believe DBI should be equipped to have a lab to carry out its training and this we are experiencing today.
“And the equipment made available would cover various training need in Information Communications Technology (ICT).
“We are looking at not just employed Nigerians but we are also looking at trainings that would benefit unemployed Nigerians that would get them ready to move into the ICT.
Equipment donated by Huawei included core network, Transmission and wireless equipment.