DBI Boss Calls For More Investments in ICT Skills
Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) administrator, Dr. Ike Adinde, made a call during the inauguration of DBI’s Telecommunication Network Equipment Laboratory in Abuja, for significant investment in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills of the country’s workforce.
According to him, investing in skills of the workforce of a nation was crucial, especially in an increasingly globalized world. “It is in response to these challenges that the DBI has built this ultra-modern laboratory to train and equip Nigerians with relevant ICT skills for the 21st century to tackle challenges presented by the 4th industrial revolution, which requires tailor-made solutions that keep pace with the ever-evolving telecom industry,” he said.
Adinde, added that the laboratory project was started in July 2018 with the donation of a complement of modern telecoms equipment worth one million US dollars by Huawei Technologies to DBI.
He thanked the DBI parent institution – the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, whose leadership role, he said, enabled the institute to forge critical strategic collaborations such as that of the Huawei Technologies that has crystallised to the achievement.
The Chairman, Governing Board of DBI, Mr. Titi Omo-Ettu, said the inauguration of the laboratory represented a leap in the efforts of the institute to provide qualitative hands on practical telecommunications and ICT training.
Omo-Ettu, said the development of skilled workforce across all sectors of the economy had become a national priority.
Deputy Managing Director, Huawei Technologies, Mr. Kevin Yangyang, said in partnering with NCC and DBI, the organisation believe it will contribute significantly to the development of ICT.
He said Huawei was doing this through leading ICT solutions and innovations.
He added that as global leader in the sector, the organisation is happy to see high-tech facilities and operations, especially in Africa.