NIGERIA, IBM TO PARTNER ON EDUCATION, SKILL DEVELOPMENT

The Honourable Minister of Communications,  Dr Isa Ali Pantami  with the  Vice President, IBM Citizenship Global Markets & Digital Hub, Jean-Christophe Knoertzer at the Ministry's Headquarters, Abuja The Honourable Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Pantami with the Vice President, IBM Citizenship Global Markets & Digital Hub, Jean-Christophe Knoertzer at the Ministry's Headquarters, Abuja

Young Nigerians are blessed with crazy and disruptive ideas, what they require is mentorship, guidance and an enabling environment to thrive, the Honourable Minister, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS, FBCS, FIIM has said.

The visionary Minister made this assertion today while addressing a delegation from International Business Machines (IBM), who paid a working visit to the Ministry’s Headquarters, Abuja.

The tech giants were at the Ministry to explore partnership which is aimed at promoting education and skills development for Nigerian Digital Natives.

Dr Pantami used the opportunity to commend IBM for upholding high ethical standards and pointed out that Government alone cannot be employers of labour, stressing that, the Ministry under his watch is coming up with a broad policy that will focus more on creating jobs outside the government.

The Minister further pledged the Ministry’s 100% commitment to work with IBM, stating that the vision of the Ministry is not just to produce job seekers, but rather, job providers.

 

Source: Mr Yusuf Abubakar, Personal Assistant (New Media) to The Minister