China to support Nigeria on ICT

Rahila Lassa, Abuja


The Republic of China says it remains committed to enhancing exchanges and cooperation with Nigeria.

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Zhou  Pingjian said this at the Closing/Awards Ceremony of the Huawei ICT for Change 1000 Civil Servants Training Program in Abuja, Nigeria.

“We will also support companies of various countries in jointly advancing ICT infrastructure building to upgrade cyber connectivity,” Pingjian said.

Civil Servants in Government
According to him, civil servants play an essential role in the effective and efficient running of any government.

He commended the Nigerian Government for partnering with Huawei to enhance ICT training for civil servants.

“With the ever wider spread and application of ICT in our society, civil servants everywhere are confronting more and more ICT-related challenges in formulating and implementing policies”.

“The efforts made by the Office of the Secretary to the  Government of the Federation, in partnership with Huawei to enhance ICT training are highly commendable, as capacity building initiative is one of the eight major initiatives announced at the FOCAC Beijing Summit last September,” he said.

He noted that the Chinese President Xi Jinping was passionate about keeping with the trend.

“We need to keep up with the trend of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, jointly seize opportunities created by digital, networked and smart development, explore new technologies and new forms and models of business, foster new growth drivers and explore new development pathways, and build the digital Silk Road and the Silk Road of innovation,” he emphasised.

The Ambassador added that China and Nigeria have many reasons to work together.



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