The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has awarded 35 individuals for their excellence in the field of Information and Communication Technology during Huawei’s ICT Competition National Finals.

According to Huawei, its competition began with 400 students from over 50 universities across the country.

It stated that the minister awarded 10 students from the University of Port Harcourt, ABU Zaria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University the and University of Jos with the Huawei Regional Final Award following their brilliant performances in the Cloud and Network examination.


In a statement, it said, “Other awards were given to 4 Huawei student ambassadors, 10 best Huawei Instructors, 5 best Huawei ICT Academies, and 5 best supporting Vice Chancellors from the University of Port Harcourt, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, University of Jos, Federal University of Technology, Minna and Igbinedion University Okada.

During his speech, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Pantami, was quoted as saying that he was pleased with the collaboration between the ministry and Huawei in fulfilling its MoU target in respect to upskilling Nigerians.

He further used the “opportunity on behalf of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, to appreciate Huawei for their tremendous intervention, concern, and care towards training the youths across the country on ICT.”

The Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, Mr Michael Zhuang, added, “Thanks to the leadership and initiative of the Minister, Isa Patami, Nigerian students now have the opportunity to learn more and do more in both their academic career and ICT industry-relevant knowledge.”

According to the firm, it has 8,300 students since it signed an MoU with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy and Huawei to train 30,000 Nigerian youths across the country by 2023.

Culled: Punch Ng