The federal government yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with a Chinese technology firm to provide 2000 Information and Communication Technology, ICT trainee jobs to young Nigerians in 2016 under the “Huawei’s Seeds for the Future program.”
Speaking at the signing of the MoU performed by the Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige and that of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, on behalf of the federal government and witnessed by the Chinese Ambassador Mr. Gu Xiaojie, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo stated that “ICT is one of the quickest ways people can get decent jobs, so we think this is absolutely important.”
He further said that the Programme was part of the change agenda of the president Mohammadu Bihari’s administration to create jobs for the youth.
“In the change agenda, how to grow the economy is important, and we want to create ICT hubs and support existing ones. We thank Huawei for this initiative of advancing technology in Nigeria, apart from the job creation itself”, he said.
Osinbajo revealed that in the face of the current poor rating of Nigeria in the global rankings of business environments, president Buhari has already given the Trade, Industry & Investment Minister the task of addressing the challenges of doing business in the country. Read more