The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has continued to provide Information Technology (IT) to higher learning institutions to boost IT training in the academic environment.
This time 10 units of desktop computers were donated to the management of Manpower Development Institute (MDI), Dutse, Jigawa state to enhance Information Technology (IT) training at the institute.
NCC Director Zonal Operations, Amina Shehu, who made the presentation on behalf of NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta at NCC headquarters in Abuja, said the donation was made in keeping with the NCC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
She said NCC believes information is one of the most important strategic resources that any organisation has to manage and that ICT services are crucial assets required to effectively manage it.
“So, this gesture today finds expression in the Commission’s Strategic Vision Plan (SVP) which has informed its various interventions by way of training and provision of ICT equipment to tertiary institutions and other government establishments across the country for the purpose of advancing the use of ICT for development.”
He urged MDI management to put the computers into effective use in order to bolster capacity building with the right ICT skills in the country.
While receiving the donations Ag. director of ICT at MDI Salisu Maiwada who led the MDI team to the commission appreciated NCC for its commitment to deepening digital transformation in the country.
He noted that NCC’s gesture will go a long way in helping to enhance existing tools in the ICT Training Centre of MDI for further qualitative manpower training delivery.
Maiwada said that MDI was established in 2010 to raise the standard and competencies of available manpower in the Jigawa state and in line with its mandate, MDI has an ICT Training Centre which has been providing qualitative manpower training to all cadres of workers in both private and public sectors.