HUAWEI Technologies Company Nigeria Limited has received the National InformationTechnology Development Agency (NITDA) award for driving digital economy among other private sector companies in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.
The award was presented at the E-Nigeria 2019 conferenceawards night.
The two-day E-Nigeria Conference 2019, hosted by the NITDA, a Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy agency and in collaboration with public and the private sector as well as Non-Governmental Organisations and the academia, focused on digital transformation as a tool for achieving a productive economy. Discussions at the conference centered on creating new job opportunities and economic development through technological innovation,harnessing indigenous innovation and creativity for poverty reduction in Nigeria.
The event attended by President Muhammadu Buhari attended the event inAbuja, was als attended by other dignitaries including Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami; NTDA’s Director-General, Kashifu Abdullahi; the Chairman and Senate Committee on Communications, Oluremi Tinubu, among others.
NITDA commended the organization stating that “Huawei, established in Nigeria since 1999, has made progressive achievements and contribution to the significant developmentof ICT in Nigeria through collaboration with the great Nigerian government and efforts of industry players. In the past 20 years, Huawei has been workingwith operators and other partners in building backbone networks spanning over 8000km, connecting 36 states and FCT, and developed over 24000 mobile base stations, covering half of the country’s population.”