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NCC pledges commitment towards implementing FG policies on digitalising economy

Bukola Afeni
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has
pledged the commitment of NCC to continue to be in the vanguard of implementing the Federal Government’s policies aimed at digitalising the nation’s economy.
Prof.  Danbatta made the call at the weekend while commissioning “Prof Umar Garba Danbatta Computer Laboratory” donated by Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, to the Government Senior Secondary School (GSS),  Danbatta, Kano State.
He also urged stakeholders in Nigeria to support the Commission in its noble quest to ensure ubiquitous adoption and use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), to transform the nation’s economy.
” We are restating NCC’s commitment toward digitalization of Nigeria’s economy. The Commission will continue to be in the forefront in the implementation of the Federal Government’s policies aimed at achieving the goal.”
Danbatta commended the organisation for choosing his alma mater for the important ICT project.
“The facility will not only bring invaluable benefits to the students and teachers of the GSS in Danbatta, but it will also impact the other neighbouring schools, which can utilise the tech facility for preparing their pupils for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and other educational purposes.
 Am charging the students and others desirous of acquiring for upgrading their knowledge of ICT to avail themselves of the ample opportunity provided by the organization”.
Director Public Relation of Huawei Nigeria, Mrs Lola Fafore, said that 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.
“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.
As a company, Huawei looks forward to making more contributions to Nigeria by supporting NCC in bridging the digital connectivity divide, training talents, building capacity, knowledge transfer and supporting the process of achieving a fully-digital economy”.
The Chairman of Danbatta Charity Foundation (DCF), Alhaji Nasiru Danguda, commended the NCC for attracting major development projects to the community, thereby opening unprecedented windows of opportunity for the people.
“This is not the first time Huawei is donating this kind of project in Danbatta community, as Maimunatu Girls Secondary School is also a previous beneficiary.
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.”
10 (ten) female students from Muslim Community College of Health Sciences and Technology, Funtua, and another 20 (twenty) female beneficiaries of the vocational training empowerment programme with a bias for tailoring and fashion designing, all under the sponsorship of Prof. Danbatta, celebrated their graduation.

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