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Nigeria, Nokia partner to advance digital economy, capacity-building in 4G/5G techs

L-R: Dr. Aminu Maida, Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of NCC; Dr. ’Bosun Tijani, Honourable Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy; and Officials of Nokia Solutions and Networks Nigeria Photo: DrAMinuMaida/X

*Dr. ’Bosun Tijani, Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, and Dr. Aminu Maida, Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Nokia Solutions and Networks Nigeria, to drive digital literacy and build a pool of technical talents in the country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In continuation of its collaboration with governments, organisations and businesses to advance digital economy drive, the Federal Government has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nokia Solutions and Networks Nigeria, so as to train young Nigerians on latest 4G/5G radio and transmission technologies at the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) Digital Parks across the West African country.

ConsumerConnect reports Dr. Aminu Maida, Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Commission, who disclosed this development, said Dr. ’Bosun Tijani, Honourable Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, earlier this week, led the Nigerian Government’s team to the agreement signing event with Nokia, in Abuja, FCT.

Maida, in a blog note, also noted that Nokia Nigeria would be setting up a fully functional 5G/4G test laboratory, leveraging their latest radio and transmission technologies.

“This collaboration advances the vision to enhance the capacity and skills-set of Nigerians, by equipping them with contemporary skills and knowledge needed to adapt to the rapidly evolving telecommunications industry,” said the EVC/CEO.

He further stressed that in line with the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy’s goal to drive digital literacy and build a considerable pool of technical talents across the country, Nokia Nigeria would also set up an Entrepreneur Learning Programme.

This is where the technology company would deliver “high-quality vocational trainings to 200 Nigerian students”, selected from the six geo-political zones of the country.

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