The federal government of Nigeria has signed an agreement with Huawei to kick-start the second phase of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Change Programme which would see 1000 federal civil servants get trained and empowered on capacity building.
The signing ceremony for the ICT for Change project, which took place in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Huawei Technologies vice president, Xue Man; Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita; Secretary of the State Secretarial Office, Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle, Galaxy Backbone Limited CEO, Yusuf Kazaure; president of Huawei Western African region, and the managing director of Huawei Nigeria, Li Teng, sign the memorandum of understanding (MoU).
In an address, vice president, Huawei Technologies, Xue Man, said, “According to a study from Huawei and Oxford Economics, over the past three decades, every $1 invested in digital technologies has led to $20 rise in gross domestic product (GDP).
“As a global leading ICT company, we are willing to work together with all stakeholders to bring digital to every person, every home and every organization in Nigeria.
“The government sector is one of the industries most influenced by ICT technology. We hope that by working together with the federal government, the ICT for Change Initiative will help to equip civil servants with the necessary knowledge to face this great digital transformation,” he added.
In his remark, Boss Mustapha, stated that “The ICT for Change Programme is in alignment with the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (2017-2020) to enhance the capacities and capabilities of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) performance and delivery systems. In this regard, the Programme supports in the area of automation of processes and bureaucratic procedures to make them more efficient by implementing an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution.”