The management of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited has donated a Computer Laboratory to the Government Senior Secondary School (GSS), Danbatta, Kano State, alma mater of Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vive Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Tagged “Prof Umar Garba Danbatta Computer Laboratory”, 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.
Speaking at the commissioning of the ICT Laboratory, Director, Public Relation of Huawei Nigeria, Lola Fafore, said the Laboratory is part of the company’s contribution to Nigeria through corporate social responsibility, assuring that Huawei will continue to promote digital inclusion, especially through the provision of access to technology.
“As a company, Huawei looks forward to making more contributions to Nigeria by supporting the NCC in bridging the digital connectivity divide, training talents, building capacity, knowledge transfer and supporting the process of achieving a fully digital economy,” she said.
Meanwhile, an elated Prof. Umar Danbatta, has called on all stakeholders in Nigeria to support the Commission in its noble quest to ensure ubiquitous adoption and use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), with a view to transforming the nation’s economy.
While pledging that the NCC’s commitment to be in the vanguard of implementing the Federal Government’s policies aimed at digitalising the nation’s economy, Prof. Danbatta noted that the facility will not only bring invaluable benefits to the students and teachers of the GSS in Danbatta but also impact other neighboring schools.
He charged the students and others desirous of acquiring for upgrading their knowledge of ICT to avail themselves of the ample opportunity provided by the new facility within their own domain.
Prof. Danbatta, had himself implemented many philanthropic and people-oriented projects in his Danbatta community in addition to his strides in driving the development of ICT adoption and usage, via numerous initiatives as the country’s Chief Telecoms Regulator.