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NCC and Nokia partner to boost tech skills in Nigeria

Memorandum of Understanding signed to train youth on latest 4G/5G technologies, aligning with digital literacy goals.

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Earlier this week, Dr. Bosun Tijanni, the Honourable Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, alongside Dr. Aminu Maida, the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), inked a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nokia Solutions and Networks Nigeria. The partnership aims to provide training to young Nigerians on cutting-edge 4G/5G radio and transmission technologies at the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Digital Parks.

Nokia Nigeria will establish a fully operational 5G/4G test lab, leveraging its latest radio and transmission technologies. This collaboration represents a stride forward in the quest to bolster the capacity and skillset of Nigerians, equipping them with contemporary expertise essential to navigate the swiftly evolving telecommunications landscape.

Aligned with the Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy’s ambition to foster digital literacy and cultivate a pool of technical talents nationwide, Nokia Nigeria will introduce an Entrepreneur Learning Programme. Through this initiative, Nokia will deliver top-notch vocational training to 200 Nigerian students hailing from all six geopolitical zones of the country. This programme seeks to empower participants with practical skills vital for success in the digital era.

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